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Posts Tagged ‘2003’

Bullet Proof Monk (2003)

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Personal Thoughts: Different…yes I know your wondering why im reviewing Bullet Proof Monk, with its bad reception from Chow Yun-Fat’s past US movies. ‘Monk’ – aka The Monk with no name (played by Chow Yun-Fat), has been giving a scroll from his mentor, the scroll having some strong power behind, so it better not fall into wrong hands. Yet a group of militants take out all of the monks where he is training at, whom are after the scroll. After chasing Monk he takes a dive from a cliff, with the scroll.

Monk some how appears 60 into the future (2004) where he helps a girl in need with help from a pickpocket, Kar (played Seann William Scott). Kau earns a living pick pocketing and working in a Chinese theatre, which he developed some martial arts from watching the films, which helps him against a gang of subway thugs, including Jade (played by Jamie King). After stealing the scroll from Monk, Kar is now followed by Monk and attempts to take him under his wing and make him achieve spiritual enlightenment, yet it seems from early on Kar has feelings for Jade. Yet she tracks him down after realizing he stole her jade necklace. The group of militants are back, yes…but they have aged, the leader of the nazi’s is now in a wheelchair. Read the rest of this entry »

Battle Royale 2 (2003)

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3 years after the third Battle Royale, surviving students Nanahara Shuya (Tatsuya Fujiwara) has become the leader of a leading Anti-Battle Royale terrorist group. Although the ‘adults’ have come up with a new Battle Royale, version 2. In this act a group of rebellious students will be sent to the island where Nanahara is hiding out and the students are given three days to eliminate Nanahara Shuya.

Now the lucky students chosen for this years Battle Royale is a class of 42. The school is for students who are orphan, rebels or truants. One of the main class members are Takuma Aoi (Shûgo Oshinari), aka Taku. The also recently had gotten a transfer student, Shiori Kitano (Ai Maeda). You’ve guessed it, Shiori is the daughter of Takeshi Kitano…Nanahara’s teacher. She has signed herself up for the Battle Royale Act along with the school students, now she has only one ambition, kill Nanahara.

With all these twists and turns in BR2 will the students kill or be killed? Read the rest of this entry »

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