I’ve seen enough Hong Kong action flicks since catching this the first time for the shine to have come off a little. It’s still plenty fun, but I know now just how high the bar can go for this type of lean, straightforward actioner. I dig Keanu, and he’s definitely disciplined through the film’s fight sequences, but he’s still too stiff and flat here for my liking — which is the kind of thing Jackie Chan especially shows up in…
grimblegrab, him trump, him like “build the wall MAGA”
johnny depp vapes the holocaust & an a-bomb from a skull, lol
no less than two scenes of witches & wizards using pickup-artist spells to commit sex crimes, hmm pretty cool family movie ya got here
jk rowling jamming a prophecy about yet another special magic orphan boy into her script: “its like poetry, it rhymes”
the main heros name is nudes commander
Of all the offensively bad things about this film, the fact that they commissioned an original song from David Bowie to play over the end credits is perhaps the worst offense of all
Not only that, but “Real Cool World” (😒) was his first new single in five years!!
This film is so misbegotten, so ill-conceived, I almost have to recommend it. If you’re a weirdo like me you’ll watch most of the film with a grin, marveling at just…
Pretty dang good time, even in spite of the familiar/tired “vengeance thy name is dude” trope. Oozes style & mood, mostly through the bombastic use of color & lighting throughout. Everything is heightened way beyond the real, which is where the movie definitely wants to be.
Caveats: I do wish Hell’s ATV Gang was really from Hell. That we might have spent more time with the cult & had a full movie with the same vibe as the first two-thirds. And that the…