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this film was truly awful, it was a mess, I can see why it was credited to Alan Smithee, the fictional name of a director of a film when no one wants to take responsibility for a film.
main character, the Owl, you are subjected th flashbacks which went on for up to 10 minutes, replaying the car explosion that killed his wife and daughter....we got it the first time, yes we know why you're tortured and out for vengeance.
these flashbacks also include scenes of him doing his martial arts training....again they laboured the point.
One of the baddies is a rapping gangster who gets one of his henchmen to play his ghetto blaster so that he can rap his dialogue...and truly awful rapping it was.
And you hardly see the real baddie, except in this repeated flashback scene when he is driving away from the explosion
the little girl...typical american girl....you want her to die...
it went on for way too long...
and you find yourself watching it to see how bad it can get, and it never disappoints you...
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