Thursday, April 24, 2008

MOVIE: War

Didn't Jet Li retire? If not, he should have. BEFORE he made War!

I like the guy. He has skills. He impressed me in the past. But he is supposed to be a martial artist. He shouldn't depend on computer generated trickery to try to impress the audience. He shouldn't try to prop the success of the movie up on the use wires to leap around doing fantastic, impossible moves. And if a proper demonstration of butt-kicking were displayed, he wouldn't need to try to crutch the nose-diving awe of him with large, loud firearms.

Take the special effects out of Crouching Tiger / Hidden Dragon, and it is still an excellent movie. Take the special effects out of War, and it collapses upon itself like a log cabin made of steaming ninja turds.

The writing was bad. The acting was laughable. The plot was unbelievable, but managed to avoid being predictable. The ACTION was pitiful. The dialog was pathetic. And not even the special effects could keep me from fast forwarding most of the scenes.

Oh, and somewhere, Jason Statham is in it. Hoorah. He needs to get back to filming The Transport 3: Return Of Pink.

Possibly one of the worst movies I've seen in 08. Not worth renting, even for free. If you watched War with a date, you have my condolences.
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