Now balletic violence is John Woo's thing, and I'll admit there's a fluidity
(if no actual realism) to the fight scenes. But there's a fluidity to
sewers, too, and that doesn't make them any nicer to watch for minutes at a
time. The final fight sequence was especially tedious.
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Impossible II today with some friends and for a
film, it was pretty dull. I kept wishing I could fast forward through
parts. The action sequences were well done, but the constant slow motion
effects got tiresome after awhile, and I felt like I was watching a second
rate James Bond rip-off than a Mission Impossible mind-bending caper.
And like Battlefield Earth, the
small details were good, like one of the heros seeing the reflection of the
obligatory LED countdown from a bomb underneath the van reflected off a
puddle into a rear view mirror, or the line Anthony Hopkins says to Tom
Cruise: “This isn't Mission Difficult, Mr. Hunt. It's Mission
But the big details … totally missed.
After the movie and dinner, we
headed over to my friend Greg's office and played Quake for way too many
Way too many hours.
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