When I saw the poster for WAR (whenever that was) I remember thinking, “Hey, those are two action stars I like in the same movie.” Then, after I saw the trailer I remember thinking, “Holy crap that’s gonna suck. Maybe I’ll rent it.”
So obviously I had low, low expectations for this one.
First the good. It’s not crap.
Now the bad.
- Jet Li. I always thought I liked Jet Li. But as I thought about it, his American movies are horrible. Want proof? Romeo Must Die. End of discussion. And I think his English is getting worse with every movie. I’d suggest he do more American movies to help that, but then I thank him for his reluctance.
- Devon Aoki. She’s that girl from DOA. Never heard of it? Scroll down. In DOA, she played “Asian girl who can’t act.” She reprises that role here.
- I know more about Ms. Aoki’s filmography than I ever wanted. That sucks.
- Stupid twists. The first few twists the movie throws at you are kinda good. But by the end, they are laughably bad.