The Pang Brothers come to Hollywood for the remake of their 1999 Hong Kong cult classic. Hitman Joe (Cage), not deaf like the original hitman, is sent to Thailand to complete four last jobs before he can retire. Struggling with culture shock, he hires street rat Kong (Yamnarm) as an interpreter/assistant. Each kill brings him closer to ending his career, but the progressive difficulties bring him closer to ending his life. Shelved for almost two years after production, with execs hoping Cage's career would pick up enough to guarantee box-office success. Instead, Cage's tendency towards wildly inconsistent performances continues, and he's utterly awful and joyless, not to mention silly-looking in his leather jacket and lousy haircut. Awkward title likely comes from studio heads assuming a semicolon would turn off American audiences.
Does anyone else remember when Nicolas Cage mattered? Does he? When he was not only an A-list actor but someone who had an unpredictable screen presence and charisma that was indefinably unique? The Cage of the 1980s and 1990s has become a caricature of his former self, appearing in by-the-numbers ...Read More
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