Wake of Death (2004)
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Critic Reviews for Wake of Death
Uma fotografia surpreendentemente boa em um filme previsivelmente ruim.
Audience Reviews for Wake of Death
I am more of an older JCVD fan than I was when he was big in the 1980s. This movie had a good plot, some of the best camera work I could ever hope for and the action scenes were good as well, but between action, this film drags slowly on due to poor dialog delivery and not because of JCVD.
Wait, what? Simon Yam? Headshots everywhere? Absurdly over-the-top use of quick jumps and flashbacks? Shit, Van Damme might be starring in really awful movies these days, but i wouldn't guess they were that insane. Either that or the director was doing 8 ball after 8 ball while shooting this.
It's good! I liked it! Somewhat of a surprise. Yah, it's an action film and it does mostly follow the numbers. It uses that cool/artful direction and editing that is common in modern action, but it's effective. The director and/or the editor do go into some interesting flairs in some of the sequences which look, well... cool. It also develops (yah, actually develops, if only somewhat) some interesting characters that go a bit beyond your stock fare. Jean-Claude's character is even a little different that your average stock hero and, you know, he shows a bit of his acting chops through the character. Basically if you want an actioner that hit all the popcorn notes but still deviates enough to be interesting, see it.
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