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To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I even saw it in the movie theater when it was released, if I recall it correctly. Anyway, it was Christophe Gans's directing debut, one very talented French director who is unfortunately rather unproductive since he has made only 4 movies during the last 20 years (I still have to see his last one, another version of 'La belle et la bête', even though it doesn’t seem to be really amazing). Anyway, as it is a debut, it was far from being perfect but Gans definitely displayed some potential. First of all, the action scenes, heavily inspired by the 90’s Honk-Kong features, were pretty awesome, especially for a French production. On top of that, he managed to make Mark Dacascos, a rather underwhelming martial-artists that you would usually find in the direct-to-DVD bin, an actually charismatic lead. Eventually, I have to admit it, the plot was actually pedestrian and it is pretty obvious that Gans wanted to focus mostly on the visuals on his first directing effort but, for once, it didn’t bother me and I thought that the whole thing was fairly entertaining. To conclude, I always had a weak spot for this movie and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

Added by johanlefourbe
3 years ago on 13 July 2015 12:18


Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 13 21:36
The movie is based on a manga. The movie was going to have a theatrical release in the states, but drop it on the last minute much like what happen with the Fist of the North Star live action movie. Good review though.
Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jul 14 6:49
I know it is based on a manga. I didn't know it wasn't released in the USA but I can't say I'm surprised. Still, a decent movie though.

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