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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)


Now if we had to sum up the elements of C2TG in a equation it would go like this;

Black Comedy + Rap Hip Hop Music + A Chinese Person = Cradle 2 The Grave

The storyline is simple, a group of robbers lead by Tony Fait (played by DMX) steal a loot of Diamonds including a bag of black stones. The Stones, made in Taiwan (yeah it sounds like something you’d find on the bottom of a mug, but its true). Soon loosing the stones to a Jail King Pin, Su (Jet Li) appears from the sky and asks for his stones back!

Su is a Taiwanese Agent, sent out to bring back the stones, although Su’s old partner Ling (Mark Dacascos) is planning using the stones himself. Su character is cool, who doesn’t seem to be afraid of a little bit of trouble, although teaming him up with Tony, isn’t the best of things. This is really a chalk and chess combination. Although they pull it together when it comes to the cut.

Ling betraying the Taiwanese Agency by attempting to kill them all, although Su was the only survivor. Ling after taking the stones from the Prison King Pin (and actually managing to kill of some one with a crab!?). Ling and his band of thugs plan on selling the stones to groups of the worlds biggest criminals (exploding Sadham and Asama) for 1 million a piece.

After a couple fights between both gangs women. Archie and Tommy vs. a helicopter and Tony vs. a Bald Chinese man and wins (shock horror). Also Su puts Ling in his place too

Cradle 2 The Grave, a disappointing US Jet film. But the film does have its highlights. But most of it doesn’t actually consist in the film. I found the comedy between Tom Arnold and Anthony Anderson is very very good. All together the film is poor on the Hong Kong / Jet Li scale, but on the comedy skill, Anthony and Tom make it a classic. They are completely opposites, but are so a like. So if DMX, Romeo Must Die is your thing this will be another film to add to your collection. If it isn’t don’t worry Im sure Danny The Dog will be better.

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