Tag Archives: Action

Bad Boys II

In this sequel the story is even less memorable (something about smuggling Ecstasy in corpses), but the action is good enough, especially a chase sequence where cars are thrown off a truck against the traffic. Unfortunately, several other astonishingly tasteless scenes make one wonder what director Michael Bay thinks is the stuff of good entertainment. … Continue reading Bad Boys II

2 Fast 2 Furious

THE NEW MODELS ARE IN. Ex-cop Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) and his childhood buddy Roman Pearce (Tyrese), who hates his guts, are hired to infiltrate the world of a dirty Miami businessman. The sequel to The Fast and the Furious (2001) makes sure to toss in even more scantily clad women and wild car chases. To 14-year-old boys … Continue reading 2 Fast 2 Furious

The Matrix Revolutions

EVERYTHING THAT HAS A BEGINNING HAS AN END. The concluding chapter of the Matrix trilogy makes you realize that the whole concept of the Matrix has now become so screwed-up that there’s basically nothing left here to engage our emotions. At least we have two grand set pieces surrounding the duller parts. The first one portrays mankind’s … Continue reading The Matrix Revolutions

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

THE MACHINES WILL RISE. The third part is uncomplicated and dares to challenge the concept a bit. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the now obsolete machine that is still out to protect John Connor – and his future wife. It’s easy to feel sympathy for him as well as for the couple that is marked … Continue reading Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Fast and the Furious

IF LOYALTIES MUST BE BROKEN, IF THE LINES MUST BE CROSSED, DO IT FAST, DO IT FURIOUS. Undercover cop Brian O’Connor (Paul Walker) begins to sympathize with the man he’s about to bust (Vin Diesel), a gangster involved in street racing and highway robberies. You know the story from Point Break (1991) – in this version, fast cars … Continue reading The Fast and the Furious

Lara Croft Tomb Raider

BORN INTO WEALTH. GROOMED BY THE ELITE. TRAINED FOR COMBAT.  Adventurer Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie) fights a secret society called the Illuminati that is trying to locate a talisman that gives its possessor the ability to control time. At least the game on which this movie is based is likely to engage its audience rather … Continue reading Lara Croft Tomb Raider

The Matrix Reloaded

FREE YOUR MIND. As Neo’s (Keanu Reeves) powers are growing stronger, the humans must find the Keymaker who could lead them to the machines’ mainframe. There are moments in this costly sequel to The Matrix (1999) when you begin to wonder whether this is a computer game or a movie. But the non-stop action sequences do indeed … Continue reading The Matrix Reloaded

X2

THE TIME HAS COME FOR THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT TO STAND UNITED. For once the old cliché “bigger and better” is right on target. The story continues where the first movie left off and isolation and racism are once again themes. Don’t expect too many surprises in the story about a general (Brian Cox) who … Continue reading X2

Windtalkers

THE NAVAJO HAS THE CODE. PROTECT THE CODE AT ALL COSTS. During World War II, Marine Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage) is given the mission of protecting two Navajo codetalkers in Japan; they’re needed to translate battle orders. Apparently, director John Woo felt like doing something deeper in Hollywood apart from simple action movies, but his … Continue reading Windtalkers

Swordfish

LOG ON. HACK IN. GO ANYWHERE. STEAL EVERYTHING. Ace hacker Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman) is hired by the unreliable Gabriel Shears (John Travolta) to break the electronic security that protects government funds containing billions of dollars. There are interesting features in Travolta’s character; this criminal intends to use the money to fight terrorism and protect … Continue reading Swordfish