Black Mask Reviews

  • May 18, 2020

    The action was great even if the story wasn't.

    The action was great even if the story wasn't.

  • Feb 27, 2018

    i really like Jet Li. but this movie suck. to many erros

    i really like Jet Li. but this movie suck. to many erros

  • Apr 25, 2017

    Pathetic story and acting, but interesting fight scenes--otherwise a campy joke!

    Pathetic story and acting, but interesting fight scenes--otherwise a campy joke!

  • Dec 18, 2014

    Review: This movie looked cheap and the acting was pretty terrible. The Kato looking caped crusader was awful and the storyline was also not that well put together. Basically, someone is going around taking out all of the drug lords so to protect his identity, Jet Li puts of a black mask to help them. He then finds out that the murders have something to do with his old squad, who he escaped from at the beginning of the film, so he ends up on a one man crusade for justice. Sounds interesting, but it's not! The annoying music and bad action scenes really made this film hard to watch. The fact that no one knows who the caped crusader is, made me laugh because it's obvious right from the beginning. Personally, I think that Jet Li should just put this down as a bad day at the office. Terrible! Round-Up: I couldn't help but laugh at the sound effects through this movie. They made it seem really cheap and it was hard to take the storyline seriously. Anyway, the big showdown at the end was weak even though there is a big build up throughout the movie and it seemed to go on forever. On the plus side, the movie is pretty short so you don't have to put up with it for that long. Now that I've only got a couple of Jet Li movies left to watch, he has definitely made more bad movies than good, which is a shame because it's not due to his acting or martial arts skills. Its basically down to bad choices which will hopefully be rectified in the latter part of his career. Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $12.5million I recommend this movie to people who are into their Jet Li movies about a caped crusader who protects his identity whilst fighting against drug lord murderers. 1/10

    Review: This movie looked cheap and the acting was pretty terrible. The Kato looking caped crusader was awful and the storyline was also not that well put together. Basically, someone is going around taking out all of the drug lords so to protect his identity, Jet Li puts of a black mask to help them. He then finds out that the murders have something to do with his old squad, who he escaped from at the beginning of the film, so he ends up on a one man crusade for justice. Sounds interesting, but it's not! The annoying music and bad action scenes really made this film hard to watch. The fact that no one knows who the caped crusader is, made me laugh because it's obvious right from the beginning. Personally, I think that Jet Li should just put this down as a bad day at the office. Terrible! Round-Up: I couldn't help but laugh at the sound effects through this movie. They made it seem really cheap and it was hard to take the storyline seriously. Anyway, the big showdown at the end was weak even though there is a big build up throughout the movie and it seemed to go on forever. On the plus side, the movie is pretty short so you don't have to put up with it for that long. Now that I've only got a couple of Jet Li movies left to watch, he has definitely made more bad movies than good, which is a shame because it's not due to his acting or martial arts skills. Its basically down to bad choices which will hopefully be rectified in the latter part of his career. Budget: N/A Worldwide Gross: $12.5million I recommend this movie to people who are into their Jet Li movies about a caped crusader who protects his identity whilst fighting against drug lord murderers. 1/10

  • Jul 13, 2014

    Classic....this is how martial arts choreography should be done, take notes wanna be martial arts action movie directors

    Classic....this is how martial arts choreography should be done, take notes wanna be martial arts action movie directors

  • Jul 02, 2014

    Haven't seen this film in the longest. Although the plot is relatively weak, the action sequences and amazing choreography certainly make up for it.

    Haven't seen this film in the longest. Although the plot is relatively weak, the action sequences and amazing choreography certainly make up for it.

  • Apr 18, 2014

    "Good martial art fight scenes to entertain..." ****1/2 This is an entertaining martial arts film; pretty basic as far as the plot goes, (But hey that's about the only reason one would want to watch this film) but enough good martial art fight scenes to entertain a martial arts buff as well as an action movie fan that just wants to watch a basic martial art film. Michael is a former Hong Kong cop that was a part of a unit that was selected to be injected with a special drug: that gave them super human abilities. The enterprise was taken on to combat Hong Kong's drug wars, but when the super human drug showed to be unstable the enterprise was: to be terminated along with all members of the unit. The commander of the unit learned of this plot, Michael opted to help them escape this certain death. He escapes & tries to forget his violent past by living a quiet life as a librarian; in that time he has made one friend; ironically enough his new friend is a cop; the department calls Inspector Rock. Michael Learns from Rock that drug kingpins have been being taken down (Believed by other drug lords) Michael soon learns that his old unit is responsible. Knowing that his unit is too dangerous for the police to handle he disguises his identity with Kato's black mask that will lead into one thing: a martial art show-down. ~ For just a basic martial arts film, I give the film a B (Bright)

    "Good martial art fight scenes to entertain..." ****1/2 This is an entertaining martial arts film; pretty basic as far as the plot goes, (But hey that's about the only reason one would want to watch this film) but enough good martial art fight scenes to entertain a martial arts buff as well as an action movie fan that just wants to watch a basic martial art film. Michael is a former Hong Kong cop that was a part of a unit that was selected to be injected with a special drug: that gave them super human abilities. The enterprise was taken on to combat Hong Kong's drug wars, but when the super human drug showed to be unstable the enterprise was: to be terminated along with all members of the unit. The commander of the unit learned of this plot, Michael opted to help them escape this certain death. He escapes & tries to forget his violent past by living a quiet life as a librarian; in that time he has made one friend; ironically enough his new friend is a cop; the department calls Inspector Rock. Michael Learns from Rock that drug kingpins have been being taken down (Believed by other drug lords) Michael soon learns that his old unit is responsible. Knowing that his unit is too dangerous for the police to handle he disguises his identity with Kato's black mask that will lead into one thing: a martial art show-down. ~ For just a basic martial arts film, I give the film a B (Bright)

  • Mar 20, 2014

    (17%) Yes the action is frenzied, and yes there is some enjoyment from the silly -and quite violent -ideas. but this quite honestly is pretty awful. The plot is nonsensical, the direction/editing is uneven and choppy, the script in general is dire, and all the characters may as well be from Saturn or another dimension. If you can make it until the end the final fight with evil Asian John Lennon is one of the films few highlights, but overall this feels too much like the product of an adolescent boy written between his homework, video games and some you know what.

    (17%) Yes the action is frenzied, and yes there is some enjoyment from the silly -and quite violent -ideas. but this quite honestly is pretty awful. The plot is nonsensical, the direction/editing is uneven and choppy, the script in general is dire, and all the characters may as well be from Saturn or another dimension. If you can make it until the end the final fight with evil Asian John Lennon is one of the films few highlights, but overall this feels too much like the product of an adolescent boy written between his homework, video games and some you know what.

  • Mar 13, 2014

    I actually really liked this Jet Li movie! Loved the many epic fight scenes with elements reminiscent of The Matrix, which is befitting considering they were choreographed by the same man, Yuen Wo Ping. However, I didn't care too much for Jet Li's cheesy costume, and thought the ending was somewhat lacklustre. Not recommended for people suffering from hemophobia!

    I actually really liked this Jet Li movie! Loved the many epic fight scenes with elements reminiscent of The Matrix, which is befitting considering they were choreographed by the same man, Yuen Wo Ping. However, I didn't care too much for Jet Li's cheesy costume, and thought the ending was somewhat lacklustre. Not recommended for people suffering from hemophobia!