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Stealing the power of the universes one by one.
A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.
How can you possibly dislike a movie that has Jet Li frequently kicking arse to the tune of 90's hard rock? Answer: with great difficulty. The One is so ridiculous, so old school daft with its bonkers action theatrics, it's brazenly wonderful in places despite not technically being a particularly good movie. Directed by James Wong of Final Destination, who personally I'm predisposed to as being one of my favourite TV writers on The X-Files (my all time TV love), it of course revolves around the conceit that Jet Li gets to play both good and evil and fight himself, made at the time Jet Li was the coolest Hong Kong action star out there. The One has as many…
The One is simply so shit it's good.
Jet Li fights Jet Li.
Jason Statham attempts the WORST American accent you have ever heard.
Unfitting early 2000's nu-metal randomly accompanies every fight.
Disappointingly it's actually a premise with serious and plausible questions, but instead The One opts to showcase terribly CGI'd martial arts fights and nothing more.
Well, this all adds up to an enjoyable ride, it certainly jumps the shark on more than one occasion. Don't think about it too hard, you'll ruin it. It's meant to be enjoyed with your brain on break. Just enjoy the absolute ludicrousness of Statham's appalling accent. That's the highlight. How could anybody possibly think that was a good idea? I mean, the…
Suffers heavily from a post-Matrix syndrome (like so many other wannabe flicks of the early 00's) but makes up for it with a fun plot concept, which although brainless in execution, holds its place in the archives as one of Jet Li's better films.
Two viewings in, fourteen years apart, makes me The One to trust on this. Then again, I also thought Shrek the Third wasn't so bad. So you should probably 4-get whatever I just said or give me a high-five for an honest 6 out of 10.
It must have been an alternate universe where Jason Statham has hair
*stares at actor’s head*
OH, I SEE NOW---
*falls off couch, clutching sides as agonizing laughter erupts*
Jason Statham has HAIR~ ( ̇ o ̇ ) ~
HA (˃ ᗨ ˂ )
Stirring evidence that fight scenes set to Drowning Pool songs are even more embarrassing now than they were over a decade ago.
sicherlich ist der film kein glanzpunkt, aber er hat seine netten momente...der film wird auch nicht unnötig in die länge gezogen und so bleibt alles recht kurzweilig und nach 85 minuten ist es ja auch schon Ã¼berstanden.
If I were 8 years old, I would probably love this. As a grown up, I find it obnoxious and boring in equal measure.
Silly fun. Best bits are. Jet trying to act pissed off as the villain, Statham's "accent" and how unbelievably "shit-rock" the music is.
Worst soundtrack ever.
Worst prop guns ever.
Worst Jason Statham performance.
And so on...
It's another one of these nights, seeing what's on Netflix and I came across "The One" sc-fi action film starring Jet Li...sounds interesting. Here's couple of notes while watching;
*Technology that can travel from different parallel worlds, is fucking terrifying. Imagine "Stargate" but ripping every piece of you, while screaming there. "WHYYYY!!"
*The music is hilarious, very cheesy and cliche from that early 00's in every fight/action squence, some rock track appears "Down with the sickness" for example.
*Jason Statham cameo's here, i don't know what's worse here; the script for "The One" or his god awful America accent.
*Slow motion bullet time *cough* Matrix rip off *cough*
*Why have a opening squence, explaining the story of multiverse with lots…
Nice idea, but not as entertaining as it should have been.
Matrix 2 would have been a lot more fun if had looked like this.
Dumb action fun.
Ver a Jet Li con ganas de matarse así mismo una y otra vez mola un puñao. Soy muy fan del uso de hacerse un nudo en la cintura con la parte superior del mono azul para que el público los pueda identificar.
Lo decepcionante de la peli es que está Statham todo el rato con pistolita en mano y nada de dar de toñas a lo Statham.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'm surprised people hated this but praised other equally stupid films like Face/Off.
This film's got the right kind of elements it needs to be a dumb action film. Don't think too much about its blatant plot-holes. You didn't stop to think about how the Outworld came about in Paul W.S. Anderson's Mortal Kombat, did you? It's a film with the American Donnie Yen, Jet Li, kicking ass alongside his future partner, Jason Statham. This is the first meeting when Yang met Christmas for the first time before they became 'Expendables'. What more could you ask for?
And really, Li kicks a lot of ass. Every reputable action star brings his own style to the game, but when it comes…
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