Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bullet in the Head

Have been looking forward to Jackie Chan's turn in another gritty crime drama and I'm happy to report that Shinjuku Incident (2010 USA) delivers. The story involves Chinese immigrants surviving in the streets of Tokyo dealing with the various yakuza factions that rule those streets. Jackie Chan proves (again) that, yes, he can act and doesn't need to rely on his physical abilities to carry a film. It's quite refreshing to see him as a bonafide anti-hero (he's a goddamn assassin!) and still remain charismatic as he climbs the ranks to lead his people under the Japanese reign. Daniel Wu is also pretty good altho I didn't really buy his character turn in the 3rd act. Always great to see Naoto Takenaka. Not perfect but a damn good watch.
  • June New: 41
  • June Re-watch: 6
  • June Total: 47
  • 2010 TOTAL: 370

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