This is a true story, but adapted tastefully and with grace. I've read the book, so wasn't too sure what to expect with the film as I felt it would be a difficult screen adaptation. While it's beautifully shot and captures the idea of freedom from perceived societal shackles, I did find it too long. To put it bluntly, the book tells Christopher's story better.
Silly Sunday night fun.
Liked: the knife action. Mickey Rourke. Scene with Bruce and Arnie. Sly's self-awareness and pickled appearance. Hugely muscled men moving so quickly. The brainlessness. All these guys having lots of fun. Explosions. The lucky ring gag.
Disliked: the crime of underusing poor Jet Li. Inability to understand half the crummy dialogue because the cast's huge muscles extend to their jaws and they mumble. Well-choreographed fight scenes didn't look well choreographed because of the too-fast cuts and…
When I saw this for the first time as a kid, maybe 12 years old, I decided then and there that I was going to be a lifelong Arnold fan. This film is too cool for words.
Robert Patrick does steal the show in this sequel though - he pays ruthless killer way too well.
Groundbreaking special effects that still look incredible today. This film was a trailblazer and no doubt. Bow to the brilliant :)
This is what dialogue writing should be all about. A brilliant, witty and clever script that was just fabulous to see delivered.
This is one movie that aspiring script writers should put on their "must watch" list for educational purposes, but everyone else should get the chance to see it just because it's a bloody great movie.