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Kiss of the Dragon
Kiss Fear Goodbye
Liu Jian, an elite Chinese police officer, comes to Paris to arrest a Chinese drug lord. When Jian is betrayed by a French officer and framed for murder, he must go into hiding and find new allies.
I used to watch this all the time, as a kid, and I'm glad to see that it still holds up pretty well.
Allegedly made as a response to Jet Li's fans' displeasure at the over reliance on wire-work in Romeo Must Die, this is probably the best of Li's English language films.
Chris Nahon seems to get Li in a way that Andrzej Bartkowiak didn't, and it's to his credit. The plot is fairly standard stuff, man gets framed for a crime he didn't commit and is out for revenge, but as you might expect, the fight scenes are where this film shines. They're fast, furious, and a hell of a lot of fun. As well as fists and…
It had it's moments, but it had more moments that weren't moments than moments.
Is the plot even Important in a movie like this....not really I am not even sure if I remember it a whole lot but gah damn another Jet li movie means a lot of insane action. The acting in this is actually pretty good to Tchky Karyo (had to look up the spelling) play an awesome bad guy. Bridget Fonda is a doll like always and my favorite scene stealing performance is from Max Ryan think he says a few lines but damn I love that scene "500 franks." Now to the action holly crap on a cross they don't make action flicks like this anymore sad day in humanity. This is the first time ive seen Cryil Raffael in…
I didn't realise that I'd seen this before, but when catching the latter half of the film on TV the other night, it all came flooding back to me. The melodrama, the quite frankly ridiculous storyline, the .. who cares! It has Jet Li doing stunts and very well choreographed fight sequences in a knock-off Jackie Chan style.
I think it must've been one of those late-night movies shown on obscure Sky channels a few years back when I was a teenager and subsequently I forgot all about. I will, no doubt, forget all about it again shortly. For now though, I will just reflect on the final fight sequence as Jet Li flings two enormous twins through at least 50 pane-glass windows.
I have a confession to make... I have a real penchant for films like Kiss of the Dragon, specifically the Gallic brand of pulse pounding action piece the tag team of Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen have delivered over the past decade or so. I know they're not really very good when it comes to narrative or character or even drama, and they're often shot with a really mawkish sentimentality, but when the action kicks off... it's blistering, mindless fun. This Jet Li vehicle gets forgotten under the Transporter's, Taxi's & Taken's, but it's no less dumb, chop socky fun.
The Besson produced pieces often revolve around a badass leading man, and Kiss of the Dragon serves as their one collaboration…
Jet Li is awesome in this picture
One of those films that, were it available on Netflix, would definitely qualify for Tom Breihan's sterling "Netflix Action Canon" series. Rehashing the plot is unnecessary since the plot itself is only a flimsy excuse for Jet Li to launch into a host of badass fight scenes that come quickly and almost endlessly. The final showdown ends in a finish gruesome enough for a Mortal Kombat game. A fun, if not quite flawless victory.
Four stars for the boss fight in this one.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Archiv schauen #0105 Kiss of the dragon (2001) / Regie: Chris Nahon / cast: Jet Li, Bridget Fonda, Tcheky Karyo, ...
die Taxifahrer kennt man doch, ... drängen einem ein Gespräch auf! Höfliches: NEIN
Zitat: "Kommen Sie auf die Herren Toilette aber sofort!" Anderer Film gaaaaanz andere Bedeutung, ...
wer ist jetzt der Gute, der Böse, der Schiache? ;)
20 Minuten und bald die Wortkargheit von Schwarzenegger in Terminator II getoppt! "NEIN"
manche Songs sind unweigerlich mit bestimmten Filmen verknüpft! "Shake your ass" - About a boy
die eine Nutte wird abgeknallt, die andere im Bad aber verschont? Nicht sehr konsequent, ... und wird noch Probleme bringen!
immerhin sind die blonden Hünen alles…
Producer luc besson can make some entertaining films and know how to pick his leading actor, great action scenes but theres so many errors that are waayyyyy too easy for the eye spot. Li always delivers, but thecky karyo is great villain.
As with all Luc Besson productions, the muddy plot gets in the way of the action.
But I just can't give less than 3 stars for Jet Li's fight scenes... Badass.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and it made a profit margin of roughly $39 million. The storyline/contents well we meet Liu Siu-jian a.k.a. Johnny [he is given the nickname] as he is sent on a protect and serve mission, but unknown to him something is going to go drastically wrong and his mission objective changes, but to find out his objective you will have to watch this film? Now from the very beginning I would like to state the following, this project has a 18 certificate for a very very good reason briefly there are scenes of graphic death and strong implications to prostitution amongst other aspects, I am not being disrespectful to this project just…
Jet Li is a man with fantastic martial arts skills and splendor. I have no doubt in my mind that if this man were given a proper American vehicle he could knock 'em dead. 'Romeo Must Die' was too tired and the fight scenes were too cramped (not to mention the hilarious spine flashing kick at the end). Li takes off this time as a Chinese intelligent officer who travels to France to unwittingly become the center of corrupt cops' ire. Li dispatches people in some unintentionally uproarious manners like the use of chopsticks or acupuncture. The story is meaningless and just a door to the action sequences to show off the muscle of Li.
The biggest detriment of 'Kiss…
Inferior a la otra incursión de Jt Li en el Bessonverso (Danny the Dog) pero entretenida, con un Tcheky Karyo todo loco como villano, una Bridget Fonda encantadora y el habitual recital de tollinas del amigo Li. Se deja ver sin ser realmente gran cosa
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