Gamle mænd i nye biler (Old Men in New Cars: In China They Eat Dogs II) (2002)
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This group pretty much has the action formula down (See them all together with In China They Eat Dogs). The dark humor is good here as well. Big points for the prison escape and the electrocution scene. Most importantly, Kim Bodnia really is a fine actor. I'd like to find something where he can demonstrate his depth and, especially, his range.
This is a prequel to the film "In China They Eat Dogs" and, like the aforementioned film, the title has nothing to do with the movie. In this installment, the production values have been considerably raised as there is not more stunts, explosions, and special effects. Where the first walked the fine line between comedy and drama, this one essentially goes for laughs, and though most are forced rather than natural, there are still some truly funny moments of slapstick mayhem. The plot is thin and is really just a catalyst for the stars to reunite and do outrageous crimes that defy common sense. It gets repetitive after a while, and some parts are unintentionally funny due to horrible execution (the car through the theater was so fake), but it's a fun popcorn film that will make the time go by pleasantly, but don't expect much depth. Essentially a Hollywood film done Danish style.
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