I am just
a stickler for hot women in tight leather body suits, but its not just sexy
Lucy Lui that makes this movie a hit. The explosions and the special effects,
also not forgetting the intelligent hero of our story, Ecks.
Banderas plays a washed up FBI profiler (Ecks) who has lost his wife in an
explosion a few years ago. The problem is that an agent that has quite a lot
of power in and out of the FBI is being tracked by another agency department.
Because of his illegal operations he is now under investigation, which makes
him a very dangerous man and the appearance of Sever kidnapping of his son has
given the rival department grounds for an open investigation.
FBI department has no option but to seek the advice and the help of Ecks,
because Ecks’ previous involvement with the evil agent means only he can track
down Sever. Ecks knows how the evil agent thinks and operates so really it’s
their only option. The department has told Ecks that if he helps them he will
be told the location of his wife, upon hearing this Ecks jumps right on board
and straight away they track down Sever (Lucy Lui). Without any delay Sever
makes short work of the opposing police forces in the most impressive way
imaginable, but what Ecks doesn't know is that Sever is actually protecting
the young boy she kidnapped. Sever is held up in a remote location and can
only be described as a real professional, she has just about every weapon you
can think of and she’s not afraid to use them.
Sever wants is an exchange, the evil agent dead for destroying her life for
the life of his son, you see Sever is a disgruntled ex employee of the evil
agent and she wants revenge. The evil agent has betrayed Sever in the past
and killed some people she cared about. The evil agent has provoked the
attack by running a high risk operation, leaving himself open for an attack.
Our bad guy has stolen a prototype microbot, now what this little fella does
is he stays in the blood system of the victim and at any time the microbot can
release a deadly toxin into the blood stream killing the host. This is used
to keep informants and also anyone you’re paying off to be on your side to
co-operate completely, because they dare not double cross you, if they do a
simple press of a button can kill them.
The picture quality throughout the movie is top notch and at no time did I see
any distortion of picture or sound glitches, for want of a better word the
picture and sound quality was perfect. The story is a little bit weak as far
as plot imagination goes but it still performs very well and the actors are
absolutely perfect in the roles that they’re playing. Lucy and Antonio give
very good performances as the mercenary type characters and the action is hot
and heavy, explosions and martial arts scenes really set the movie up to be
really action packed.
Extras include a documentary which is very interesting don’t avoid it, it
focuses on the special moves (martial arts) and the special effects and
explosions, its not one of those boring ones, cast and crew listing, and of
course the theatrical trailer.
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Cast & Crew