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Friday, 5 September 2008

Bangkok Dangerous, 2008 - Movie Review

Director - Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Starring - Nicholas "Long Hair" Cage, Charlie Yeung

Running Time - 99 minutes

Score - 6 / 10

This review by Malak1289

Sigmund Freud - "The very emphasis of the commandment: Thou shalt not kill, makes it certain that we are descended from an endlessly long chain of generations of murderers, whose love of murder was in their blood as it is perhaps also in ours."

I remember a time when Nicholas Cage was like Will Smith, every movie that he released was an instant blockbuster. Nowadays Nicholas Cage has been slightly lacking in this area, is it because of his age, I am not sure. The last movie that he did that I really enjoyed was 2004's "National Treasure" everything after that was really below par.

I also find myself just not really liking him anymore, and I have come to the conclusion that it is because as an actor the only emotion he can really portray is the calm dude with the voice that never changes whether he is having dinner or in a car chase, in essence it his because he is devoid of any emotion.

Now what might be the perfect character for that type of actor, why an Assassin who is completely devoid of emotion.

So we get "Bangkok Dangerous" the story of a Hit-man who is on his last hit. This movie was exactly like "Hitman" from last year, only better because I hadn't played a video game based on it.

The story starts with Joe, who arrives in Bangkok to kill four targets. And he enlists the help of a local, as he apparently does every time he has a new job, whom he plans to kill once his target is dead.

But alas instead of killing him he decides to train him to be another assassin. Also in the same time frame this cold blooded killer asks the local pharmacy girl on a date. I am just a little confused as to how this seasoned hit-man can abandon the "alone" rule of contract killing twice in the same month.

That aside it is a good action flick with plenty of explosions and a lot of killing and shooting. The only thing that I found really disappointing was the ending, no it was beyond disappointing, it was just plain awful.

So, all in all it was surprisingly entertaining, until the end of course, which I cannot stress enough how stupid, pointless, and awful it was.