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04-09-2003, 10:56 AM
Is anyone actually going to bother seeing this film?
The trailer didn't exactly set me on fire, but I have to admit, that Seann William Scott manages to entertain in any dumbass flick he appears in. Plus, in this one he gets to kick booty...
As for Yun-Fat, well...I kinda' thought this was below his talents. Still, it could be fun. One of those Saturday night no-brainers...
Any Yun-Fat fans on here?
DVD Maniacs reviewer
04-09-2003, 11:01 AM
Damn straight. I'll be going. I agree with you on william scott, that guy's just funny, no two ways about it. Chow Yun Fat has not failed me yet in the kicking ass sector...apparently this used to be a comic book.
04-09-2003, 11:06 AM
The comic book-look is definitely there, plus the story just screams it at you...
Heck, I bet it'll be WAY better than 'Daredevil' - the years most disappointing flick yet in my opinion...
I just can't wait for 'X2' and 'Matrix Reloaded'...definite must-sees.
DVD Maniacs Reviewer
04-09-2003, 12:45 PM
Not too excited about Monk.
Chow Yun Fat never did a martial arts film before Crouching Tiger. He's not a martial arts dude. I guess they cast him because he's cool and, well, martial arts are "in".
I love Chow but I want to see him do things that are more worthy of his considerable talents.
04-09-2003, 01:41 PM
Ill propably pick it up as a rental.
As much as I love CYF the film itself just screams dullness.
04-09-2003, 03:42 PM
I am a Chow Yun Fat fan. However, I think this film is yet another example of the misuse of Asian talent in Hollywood. The previews look stupid on this one. I would rather prefer another film like "Full Contact" or "Hard Boiled" over this crap.
42nd Street Freak
04-09-2003, 03:46 PM
Hopefully going this weekend....loved Chow for many years..saw him in London at the 'Full Contact with a Killer' Festival..have loads of his films....still hoping for the Chow/Woo U.S team-up..but seeing as Woo has had his balls cut off (both in the creative and the comic strip violence sense) it willprobably be a let down.
But Chow is still The Man! (despite the dreadful "Return of the God of Gamblers"). :p
04-09-2003, 04:48 PM
I don't know which looks worse. This, or that alleged comedy with Jamie Kennedy.
04-09-2003, 07:05 PM
Maybe, CYF should have taken the Franco Nero route, and stayed in HK cinema. If Nero hadn't gone back to Italy, I have a feeling that he would have been misused in Hollywood, too.
04-09-2003, 07:07 PM
I'm with you on that one, G-O-D. I haven't really enjoyed any of his NA films too much.
04-14-2003, 10:13 PM
Its interesting how other HK actors like Tony Leung Chi Wai and Andy Lau have had a pretty successful career there, which is something that wouldn't have happened had they come to Hollywood. Would love to see Chow Yun Fat work with a Japanese director like Seijun Suzuki or Takashi Miike, for example.
03-31-2005, 09:18 PM
A less than average to average film that once again underuses the talents of Chow Yun Fat. Some decent moments of action, but nothing really impressive. Mako's role is a thankless one and despite this he still proves a presence.
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