Bangkok Dangerous 2008-08-21 ( current )

5.1 /10
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When carrying out a hit, assassin Joe (Cage) always makes use of the knowledge of the local population. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers.

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JOHN CHARD

I was taught four rules... The Pang Brothers remake their 2000 Asian film for the American audience with mixed results. Starring Nic Cage, film follows Cage's hit-man to Bangkok where he is to complete a number of hits. He tells us via narration that he has a set of rules that he follows so as to survive in the "business". He then promptly breaks his own codes and his life comes under threat. That's pretty much it as regards plotting. The Pang's bring much visual style to the picture, and show themselves to be adept at action sequences, but it all feels so familiar. Action movies are rarely going to bring new stuff to the table, they often, as is the case here, are kinetic popcorn pictures missing some emotional depth to marry up with the carnage. Thus this is not a film to be sought out by any action junkies looking for something new to add to their collections. As it happens Cage is fine and broody, managing to blend hard ass machismo with vulnerable traits. He, and the filmic style make it above average, even if ultimately it's instantly forgettable afterwards. 6/10

Cast:
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Shahkrit Yamnarm
  • Charlie Yeung
  • Panward Hemmanee
  • Nirattisai Kaljaruek
Crew:
  • Oxide Pang Chun (Director)
  • Danny Pang (Director)
  • Jason Richman (Screenplay)
  • Oxide Pang Chun (Author)
  • Danny Pang (Author)
Company:

Virtual Studios

Country:

United States of America

Genres:

Action

Release Date:

2008-08-21 USA

Run Time:

99 min

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