Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
After his partner Tom Lone and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue, FBI agent Jack Crawford becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro. When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed. Written by
Easily Jet Li's worst westernized movie. I usually don't comment or review movies.. i just rate them but after watching this i have to say something, i feel i need to.
A lot of people say that this is an action movie and should be judged on the mind-blowing action and just to enjoy the ride.. I saw no mind blowing action, most of the movie was plot and if i was to ignore all of that i would be left with only a few minutes of horrible action.
The action has little to no martial arts so Jet Li didn't need to be in the movie at all. The stunts were all tame and the editing cut every half-second in the action scenes so that it could make any actor seem like they could empty a room full of thugs.
Jet Li started out great in America with movies such as Kiss of the Dragon and Romeo Must Die. Statham and Li have both worked together in The One which i thought to be a brilliant movie where the plot and the action worked perfectly together.. This movie is the evil twin of The One, the actors stay the same but everything else is screwed up.
Kiss of the Dragon was a movie that had the least amount of plot needed to drive all of the fantastic action scenes. This movie almost wanted the viewer to be taken into its plot and twists. You don't seem to care about any of the characters, some lines you can predict yourself and most of all the action was mediocre at best.
I wont even go into detail about how horrible the ending is, but it left me and my friends in the cinema looking at each other thinking "is that it?"
Jet Li can do better
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