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A startlingly inept film, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever offers overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.
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For many viewers, the big question may be not whether Ecks and Sever will get together, or why they are fighting in the first place, but why am I sitting here, anyway?
An action film starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever looks like a video-game promo, has a story that plays like the fifth episode of a struggling syndicated action show, and feels like a headache waiting to happen.
Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development.
Director Wych Kaosayananda -- or Kaos, to you -- is stupendously inept, unable even to properly light a combat sequence.
Before seeing this film I couldn't understand why the producers had given it a subtitle; afterward I realized Ecks vs. Sever was probably the full script.
Ballistic is a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange set to the contrapuntal sounds of throbbing techno and eardrum-puncturing noise.
I'm having a hard time believing the words as I type them but ... it's not that bad.
An endless barrage of bullets and bazookas
Kaos is so in love with pyrotechnics -- and so arrogant in his assumptions about his audience -- that in the first few minutes, he presents one critical car explosion without explanation, then has his characters discuss another one.
The subplots are so complicated, it's difficult to keep up, let alone care.
It's like watching a movie version of Mad magazine's Spy vs. Spy, but minus the humor.
Wrong Turn co-writer Alan B McElroy must have been having a seriously bad day when he penned this abysmal sci-fi conspiracy tale.
one of the worst movies of all time. wow... garbage.
A great Action Flick.
Ballistic-Ecks vs. Sever is so incredibly bad on a mammoth scale that I feel like I should give every movie I've reviewed up to this point an extra star just for not being this one. I could talk about the director's name being Kaos, a scene where a cop holds a gun on a dead body, the irrepressibly bad acting, the piss poor soundtrack, monstrous absences in logic, painful dialogue or the incoherent war crime story but I won't. There is no mistaking that Ballistic-Ecks vs. Sever is complete and total dogshit but in a really fucked up way it kind of works. Granted, it works in the same way that mustard gas or a backed up toilet works, but if you love wasting your time on almost-total shit you should have a great time. I knew this movie was going to be bad, the only question was how bad. And the answer? Pretty fucking bad. The more I think about this movie the more I want those 91 minutes of my life back...
Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu chase each other through a hail of bullets, broken glass and pointless explosions in this borderline nonsensical action flick. I literally cannot even attempt a synopsis of the plot because it makes so little sense! The characters are all cardboard cut-outs spouting action cliches and Ray Park is quite possibly the least charismatic villain I have ever seen. The fight choreography is clumsy and the constant stream of irrelevant stunts start to look plain silly after a while because there's so little plot to hang them on. If it weren't for the star names attached to it, this soulless and mechanical firework display would have struggled to make a straight to DVD release and is little better or intelligent than your average Van Damme debacle. If watching cars fly through the air and spontaneously explode for no reason to bad techno music is enough for you, then it may be worth 90 minutes of your time. If you need a coherent plot or remotely interesting characters, forget it.
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