Monday, September 08, 2008


The Pang Brothers English-language remake of BANGKOK DANGEROUS has all the faults of the original plus Nic Cage in a fright-wig. It's an action movie about a jaded assassin (Cage) who falls in love with a deaf-mute Thai pharmacist and wimps out of a political assassination because he wants to do the "right thing". As jaded assassin films go, you'd be better off watching THE MATADOR, and if you want guns, motorbikes, and scantily clad chicks, I give you the early works of Arnie. Frankly, this is all way too slow-moving to satisfy on a superficial level, and far too morally hackneyed to satistfy on an emotional level.

One for pizza and DVD night, at best.

BANGKOK DANGEROUS is on release in Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hong Kong, Russia, Thailand, the UK and the US. It opens later in September in Singapore, South Korea, Norway and Sweden. It opens in October in Greece, Brazil and Finland in November in Poland. It opens in Argentina and Venezuela in December.

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