Becky and I went to see Bangkok Dangerous on Friday night at the AMC theaters, in Highlands Ranch, CO. The MSN movie website at Bangkok Dangerous describes the movie as follows:
“Original Bangkok Dangerous directors Danny and Oxide Pang return to familiar territory with this remake of their own popular 1999 thriller about a ruthless hitman (Nicolas Cage) who travels to Bangkok in order to carry out four crucial jobs. During the course of his missions, the triggerman falls in love with a pretty local girl while also forming a friendly bond with his young errand boy. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide”
Bangkok Dangerous is Nicolas Cage’s latest film as an action hero, but in this case the character is a hired assassin trying to become a good guy. A murderer who grows a conscience on his last mission to take out four evil men, only to find out that his last hit is a political hero to the Thai people. Will he pull the trigger and take out the good guy or go against the mobsters and fail in his mission? The plot thickens – kind of.
As Bangkok Dangerous unfolds we learn the life that this “Hit Man” has lived has not been a pleasant one and he has no relationships outside of his work. Anyone who gets close to him ends up being killed by him, so it’s not exactly a feel good film. On the contrary, it’s pretty graphic and sad.
Bangkok Dangerous is your typical shoot em’ up action movie with shallow characters and a script that has been done too many times before. The twist is that he falls in love with a deaf woman, who won’t ask about his checkered past, but anyone can see that won’t work. It’s not a terrible movie, but certainly not worth the price of admission. If you’re a Nicolas Cage fan and you like gangster action movies this should be a good rental for you, but make sure your kids are in bed when you watch it because it’s quite graphic at times. Otherwise, you will find it a waste of time.
John – ** Rental The Nuns of Saint Archangel dvd
Becky – ** Rental
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