1/4 of we hate movies | senior film programmer at jacob burns film center
This is firmly a So Bad It’s Good for me. There’s some decent action and fights. Pretty cool seeing Jet Li and Michelle Yeoh fight a couple times. It’s also simply one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen.
After two hours of one outrageous moment after the next—including a cartoon Jet Li vomiting lava—the entire film ends with a text-on-screen joke like it was the end of Animal House. Just exquisite stuff.
UPDATE: It's now been four months since I've seen this film. I think about it at least once a day, and have every day, since June the 14th. Yes, this is a one-star review, but in reality, it's a secret four-star affair.
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