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Ninja Masters (Coweb) (Zhang wu shuang)
3 years ago via Flixster
½

Xin Xin Xiong has done a lot of acting and stunt work, but he decides to step behind the camera for Coweb.At a brief 87 minutes, which isn't out of the ordinary for an action movie like this, the story is simple and so is the dialogue. A typical bodyguard assignment goes awry. While this may not sound spectacular, it serves its purpose of setting up multiple fights scenes for our heroine to work with.The action is a plenty and it comes down to something happening every 10 minutes. Real life martial artist Lu Xia Jiang displays her skills in astonishing fashion. The choreography is thought out and there is no joke as to the realism of her talent. The editing is questionable at times, the sound effects are fair, and there are a number of slow motion scenes; however, there is more than enough high octane real time butt kicking to go around.Lu Xia Jiang's acting doesn't live up to her martial arts abilities, but this is only a minor let down. Kane Kosugi, who is also a great fighter, is a formidable foe for Jiang. Everyone else is pretty much forgettable.In the end, Coweb shines on the action while everything else takes a back seat. Fans of martial arts should consider this.

Fast & Furious 6
3 years ago via Flixster

Justin Lin keeps his foot on the pedal with Fast & Furious 6.There just so happens to be enough material to fill the 2 hour run time. The story does have its moments of absurdity, but for the most part its entertainment value is more than adequate. Despite what could be a complex heist type of film, the plot details are light, which leans this picture more toward an action adventure that is easy to follow.The action is explosive and in high demand. With that said, a lot of it is over the top, yet it somehow fits right in with the style of film.It's hard to fault the cast at this point. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker having been at it for years now. Luke Evans and Gina Carano are nice additions to the show. The rest of the returning cast follow in their lead's shoes.Fast & Furious 6 keeps the intensity up on the worlds longest runway. Recommendable for what it is.

Good Girl, Bad Girl
4 years ago via Flixster

Sebastian Vigg goes double trouble with Good Girl, Bad Girl.

Initially, spilling out a promising story concept revolving around twins, the final product is a waste of 90 minutes. The characters feel out of place and a bunch of the plot details come across as outrageous.

The action is mediocre with one too many car collisions in slow motion that feel thrown in just because it was possible to shoot.

Julia Stinshoff, while easy on the eyes, has low quality line delivery, partially due to the writing. Graham McTavish is the only cast member with a decent sized performance.

Good Girl, Bad Girl ultimately ends up as a bad movie. Enough said.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle
5 years ago via Flixster

Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Golden Circle unleashes the blue rash.

Running long at 20 minutes past 2 hours, Kingsman: The Golden Circle tells an amusing tale, but fills itself with a bit more nonsense than needed. With that said, the story houses enough entertainment value.

The violence is brutal, although the blood is held in check. There is enough action to go around, backed with stylized choreography and camerawork.

Taron Egerton puts his foot through the door and takes the lead, something he couldn't do in the previous picture. Mark Strong and Julianne Moore take up a bunch of minutes with plenty of familiar faces showing up.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle has the action, the adventure, and the comedy; everything a film of this caliber needs.

Kingsman: The Secret Service
5 years ago via Flixster

Matthew Vaughn delivers the suit in Kingsman: The Secret Service.

Gliding in at just past the 2 hour mark, the plot's combination of violence, humor, and style raise the entertainment and lower the seriousness. While staying grounded from time to time, the film also manages to go over the top on numerous occasions.

The action is violent and stylized, leading to candy for the eyes. The blood content is a little light considering the violence, but acceptable none the less.

While Taron Egerton does an amusing job with his character, it's Colin Firth that carries the movie. Mark Strong does what his last name suggests; provide a strong supporting character.

Kingsman: The Secret Service blends its different genres together in amusing fashion. I'll take the Big Mac.