October 20, 2005


Jean Reno(Hotel Rawanda, The Professional, Ronin), Ryoko Hirosue(Tenchi Muyo)
Directed by: GĂ©rard Krawczyk(Taxi 1, 2, and 3)
Rating: 2.4/4.0

This one is worthy of the 'last 15 minute' review.

"Hi, I'm Jean Reno, playing a cross between Tom Selleck, Sylvester Stallone, and Dirty Harry. I'm in Japan with this orange-haired japanese girl who I think is my daughter. She's being held by this Japanese version of Bob Hoskins who's been worked over with a garden rake. Evidently, I know everyone in the bank, because they just drew guns on him. BANG BANG BANG! I'm flying home without my daughter, but I forgot to check half a million daughters worth of heavy artillery before I sat down in first class."


Ok, I admit that any movie with Jean Reno, I'm willing to take a look at. I haven't been too disappointed yet. Even this one wasn't bad, once I had the perspective that this is probably the equivalent of a "The Rock" movie.

Jean Reno plays the mold-worn loose cannon french detective who is forced to take a vacation after roughing up a transvestite and the police chief's son. As soon as he consents, he gets a call from Japan. The lawyer of the woman he's pined over has called to say she's died and left him her estate and their daughter to his care. I could go on, but you get the point.

The only copy available was the VHS version, which was dubbed. I'm not a big fan of dubs, but Jean did his own dubbing. It's a fun movie when you want to turn your mind off and have some fun, but don't expect to find your life's direction in this movie.

If you do, though. Lemme know, I love watching train wrecks.

Posted by Jeffrey at October 20, 2005 11:10 PM
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