There's only one way out.
When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.
Is it possible this is the worst Nic Cage movie we've watched yet? Hmm. Not quite, Next was worse, and this one was mostly just really boring.
I'm a Nicolas Cage fan and even I was quite disappointed with this. First off, never remake your own film. That's just bad idea jeans. Second of all, don't have these "rules" in the movie about "not leaving a trace" and then go around willy-nilly shooting bare-handed. That's just silly. Third, don't hire second-rate actors for the film you shouldn't be remaking. Everyone in this film besides Mr. Cage will never be seen again. And even if you can take all that, even if you like this "action" movie, there is no way on Planet Earth you can tolerate that hair. Don't you dare lie to me and say you can. If you're looking for a good movie, go watch Star Wars. If you're looking to turn your brain off for a couple hours, I suppose you could sit through it. Up to you, really.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nicolas Cage gikk fra å være en av vår tids mest populære skuespillere både for fans og kritikere for så tre inn i en dyster periode fylt til randen med dårlige kritikker og middelmådige filmer. Bangkok Dangerous har blitt slaktet opp, ned og i mente, da er det jaggu meg på tide at den får en positiv omtale nå!
Vi er vant til å se Cage i de drøyeste rollene; mannen ble jo en suksess nærmest utelukkende takket være sitt berømte overspill som har resultert i tidløse actionbomber som Con Air, The Rock og Face Off, men han har også levert knalltolkninger i for eksempel mesterverket Leaving Las Vegas og Familiy Man. Bangkok Dangerous er filmen som taler disse tvert…
Bit of a guilty pleasure.
Nic Cage eats, shoots and leaves. Plus he also eats shoots and leaves. Yep, that's about it.
Shut up and enjoy Nicolas Cage throwing a banana at an elephant.
And that 'Jaws' scene in the pool...ha.
Cage plays the assassin in a ludicrously bad shoot em up. A silly plot and a weird romantic interlude with a deaf pharmacist made this a real mess. Cannot help but feel for poor Nic as he plods his way through another brainless actioner looking for the script. And what about that ending! WTF.
If you believe the movies, professional hit men are always tortured humanitarians who apparently just fell into the murder business. The films that follow these characters generally start of with some cold blooded shit, then devolve into 'escort the pretty but defenseless girl on a journey of redemption.' Refreshingly in this case, the pretty girl is confined to a semi-pointless sub-plot, with the cold blooded shit taking center stage. The production is on a pretty standard Asian action scale, and it's best to consider this film to be featuring Nicolas Cage rather than in the same ballpark as his other action movies. At any rate, the Pang brothers are stylish motherfuckers and their particular vision elevates the film, even when…