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.
I'm gonna keep this one super short too.
I really like the premise of The One and I loved this movie as a youngin. While it doesn't impress me as much it did the first time I saw, I still find it really enjoyable, plus once again, the music is epic and I love the ending :-) also, Jet Li fighting Jet Li!!!
A big dumb action movie with dumb science that is dumb fun.
A movie with a fascinating Sci-Fi concept and some very cool action set pieces. Incorporating many of the innovations and visual styles made popular by the Matrix movies, 'The One' is fairly successful at portraying super-powered humans in the modern world. This movie features a twist on the Highlander movie concept where a person becomes more powerful if he is able to end the lives of his alternate universe selves, becoming "The One". I believe this was the first film…
Mediocre action scenes
Mediocre scifi elements
Mediocre multiverse science
(almost forgot, bad special effects)
What a great film that pleases those wanting action. Li vs. Li. Certain scenes were laughable but man when it came down to the fighting it was fun and entertaining. Add that with a dash of drowning pool you have yourself a testosterone driven movie. A fun and rewatchable flick.
In the first five minutes of this film, we are treated to Basil Exposition explaining the plot if the movie. As soon as he utters the word 'multiverse', you know you can just switch off for ninety minutes and enjoy Li once again choosing a dodgy script to showcase his skills to Hollywood.
And he did this in favour of The Matrix Reloaded?
Basically Li plays several characters and there is one who goes around all the universes and killing…
James Wang's fridge. Post-it note circa 2000
Highlander - There can be only one...or maybe 125?
Double Impact - On a budget, one is cheaper than two.
Giant Killer Rodents - Splinter knew kung-fu right?
Time Cop - Fried my brain like a egg man*
The Matrix - Goddam those guys. Scratch robots/add bullet time.
Charlies Angles - Crispy Glovemuncher is back...to the future!!!
Ghosts of Mars - Seen the dailies. A star is born - needs an accent.
I forgot how fucking ridiculous this movie is:
Jet Li vs. Jet Li
Jason Statham with hair
That end scene!
*stares at actor’s head*
OH, I SEE NOW---
*falls off couch, clutching sides as agonizing laughter erupts*
Jason Statham has HAIR~ ( ̇ o ̇ ) ~
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