Woos first film in the US paints a picture about the country, not as a land of he free or a representation of the place as it actually is, but as a myth. If you didn't knew it better, the beginning might seem like a scene straight out of a western. A film where broken ideals and dreams are literally hunted down and the search for help is lost since no one really cares.Oh yeah and there is van Damme.
Yeah, I know this movie has some problems. Mediocre script, cheesy dialogues, not-so-good acting, and many more. But I must admit that I'm impressed with its action sequences. Thanks to John Woo's impressive direction - in his first English-speaking movie - saved this movie from "bad" category. It's fun to see Van Damme - with his greasy hair - kicked ass and did some cool gunfights...
a john woo cocaine-rush episode of high-kicks, guns, explosions, slow-motion, high-kicks, guns, explosions, slow-motion, high-kicks, guns, explosions...and a snake!
and of course, some pigeons.
love van damme in this role.
this is a strange movie to sum up. i like it, but i don't know why. i love John Woo, i'm pretty sure i just instinctively love Van Damme, and i love The Most Dangerous Game. i suppose i should love this movie, but i still feel a little guilty about it.