The plot was serviceable. I don't comment much but this is far and away my most anticip…, Let us know how your search for 3D equipped friendship goes Dan! (I just knew we’d be getting that one this year, too. and the Terms and Policies, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 December 2019. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. All the action takes place in a the jungles of Burma (supposedly) and for the most part it does look authentic, although I doubt they're in Burma. If you recall, the first movie had a band of ‘sportsmen’ hunting bums and miscreants across New Orleans, the latter would be given money for their time. in order to hide the gaffe. | Rating: D- Hard Target was John Woo’s glorious introduction to Western cinema and is one of most fun, over the top, ridiculous action movies ever made. Yep this is bad. I’ve definitely seen worse. Knepper and Morrison lead 6 other hunters – a redneck father and his reluctant son, a big game hunter, a matador (who comes complete with sword), a first person shooter software developer (don’t ask), and a spoilt rich girl with a sadistic streak, notably played by British actress Rhona Mitra, who refined her action chops in 2008’s Doomsday. So Aldrich snaps his fingers and literally out of nowhere trucks pull up with motorbikes for them to ride! We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. However it’s perhaps indicative that beyond the Adkins Greatest Hits book of moves, the choreographers really didn’t have much up their sleeve for him to do. Scott Adkins is ten times the martial artist that Van Damme ever was and a far better actor too. So naturally MMA fans won't be disappointed, especially as the first 10 minutes of the film is basically a kickboxing flick. I found this to be quite enjoyable as a whole. LOL). Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I think the quick cutting was more to do with the quick schedule than a lack of action chops for the women. Sign up here. It is a good movie and if … There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. 26-03-2018. The relationship between cuts from one character to another is often close to nonsensical -- Wes will punch someone, and they'll have an expected physical reaction, but next shot will just jump forward a few seconds to the recipient of the punch, ready and talking again. Yeah, they’re short, and I wouldn’t say the choreography is substantial in any way, but they aren’t slapped together either or sub-par by any means. All the while armed soldiers watch from the Thai border whilst hostages are taken, bullets fly, explosions occur and people get killed...but they just watch cos you know, its nonsense. © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. The blu ray as crystal clear sound and picture. In time he is spotted by a slimy looking American who offers him a shit load of cash for one MMA fight in Burma. – action, All Critics (3) As he wakes, he startles three doves, which were apparently just standing on him as he slept. Disclaimer: cityonfire.com does not own any of the photos contained in the blog. He carries this well, the story is a bit cheesy in places but plenty of good quality action. Actually, they threw in some fights they probably didn’t have to. The same goes for Wes "The Jailer" Baylor, who is not an inexplicably Cajun seaman but a former boxer, hiding out following a match in which he accidentally killed his opponent, Jonny Sutherland (Troy Honeysett), who played a bitter rival in the ring but was actually Wes' best friend. Any movie which puts Adkins in the ring is inevitably going to draw comparisons to his performances in the series, and here they’re not going to be favourable ones. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. Jean-Claude Van Damme, the most eccentric and unpredictable of the '90s action titans. As he jumps, characters unload machine guns in his direction, and Reine makes no effort to visually illustrate where the bullets are going, or why they can't hit Wes (other than the reasoning that the movie would be over). Very surprised (and also apprecia…, I’ve been hearing a lot of talk with this film, and it sounds like it’s warra…. I realize he picks the projects that he thinks are best for him and that the studios are committed to making, but he can stand on his own. Copyright © Fandango. Sign up here. Timecop may have gotten a Van Damme-less sequel in 2003, with the Jason Scott Lee vehicle Timecop 2: The Berlin Decision, but Hard Target has had to wait a significantly longer time, with an equally Van Damme-less sequel being delivered in 2016. But, it’s reviews likes these (Paul’s) that help keep the standards alive. “I finally watched “Man on High Heels” via Netflix a couple weeks ago…It’s a solid 8/10 movie.”, That’s exactly what I scored it! We then get a bit of fisticuffs between Baylor and Sofia. Four featurettes follow. OK well following on from the original movie then? Coming Soon. As much as I was hoping for more MA that what was there, I was pleased with what was on display and it was incorporated quite well and plentifully. I never thought Jeeja Yanin was going to show up. Replacing Woo in the director’s chair for the sequel is Dutchman Roel Reiné, who’s made almost an entire career out of making direct-to-video sequels to popular action movies. You can't even say it is a sequel as there is nothing to link it to the original. Directed by Roel Reiné. Now don't get me wrong, seeing Rhona Mitra in skin tight black leather is awesome (I only wish it was latex), but really? But then again, they’re making a sequel to a John Woo movie, perhaps the whole idea should have been re-thought. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Spanish, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Hungarian, Russian, and Polish DTS 5.1 tracks are also on board, as well as English captions for the deaf and hard of hearing and French, Spanish, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, traditional Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Thai, and Turkish subtitles. Action sequences have incomprehensible geography. fuck a duck! Aldrich finds Wes fighting no-holds-barred underground matches for just enough money to scrape by, and offers him a chance for $1m in prize money. Holy schnitzels in stew its bad, is that the best they could come up with?! To top it all off, he appears to be using the exact same long barrelled pistol that Henriksen's character used in the original movie. The action scenes are hollow and very poorly shot. There is also a deleted shots montage (1:59), which literally includes shots of scenery. Reiné may be used to working in the lower budgeted direct-to-video arena, but one thing he’s definitely not used to is directing a sequel to a John Woo movie. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. For any readers, always check out the one star reviews from now on! Don’t worry, it won’t take long. As is typical for DTV films (sequels or otherwise), the talent roster on Hard Target 2 isn’t nearly as impressive. And I’m saying he did this film to ride on the coattails of JCVD. I’m sure if Isaac Florentine was behind the camera we’d have a very different movie. I revisited it a while ago, and still holds up. Crushed by guilt he eventually leaves the US and goes to Thailand (as you do) and ends up fighting in illegal bloodsport fights (because of course). Seeing as Baylor is supposed to be an MMA fighter, you get to see him in a number street fights prior to becoming a hunting target. No copyright infringement intended. The real joke is the finale which sees Baylor reach the border (of Thailand??) You know, it is what it is. This entire action sequence genuinely looks like something out of a live action attraction/show from some big studio entertainment park. One of the hunters is played by Rhona Mitra, still doing her best Kate Beckinsale impression, but she doesn’t really have much to do besides sneering and be condescending to the other hunters and Baylor. in the steamy hot, humid jungles of Burma...really? At one point, Wes dives off of an elevated train track and into a gigantic river that previously was not seen or heard. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 18 February 2017. arrived before estimate and perfectly wrapped.
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