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The One

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by kevb, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. kevb

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    Rented this over the weekend. For a switch your brain off action movie I rather enjoyed it. One of Jet Li's better US movies IMO.

    Some of the fight scenes were excellent, very blade/matrix but highly enjoyable. Some nice CGI also which makes a change.

    Transfer was nice quite a bit of grain here and there. Sound was very active with lots of split rear effects but it seemed to be encoded at a very low volume too my ears.
     
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    Pile of s***. Made the mistake of buying this dross. Couldn't get rid of it because the local used DVD place already had ten used copies that no one would buy. Made a good toy for my dog to knaw on.
     
  3. kevb

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    It's not art and don't think I'd want to buy it. Scratched an itch I had for some mindless nonsense. For £2.50 I can't complain.

    Jason Statham's accent was a bit crap and no mistake. He was playing an american version of Turkish from Snacth.
     
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    For £15 I think I bought the right.
     
  5. Rambo John J

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    The One's a stinker, no mistake.
     
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    I have got to agree with kevb - this film was good and I enjoyed it and not afraid/ashamed to say so. OK the story line was not 100% original

    What was really rubbish and crap was 'The Muskateer'. If you agree with me on that then how can you put both in the same category ?
     
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    I went and saw it with a group of friends, and have to say i enjoyed it, although it is quite clear that it was a load of throwaway pap. I wouldn't pay more than £5 for it. Anyone notice the way that all the fight sequences look just like a computer game? The locations looked like they'd been plucked straight from Dead or Alive or something, i couldn't help but wonder if I was watching a computer game character rather than actual film of jet li.
    I think we all had a better time playing dead or alive 2 afterwards with a few beers.... I'd encourage anyone to try it in 2 player co-operative tag team mode.
     
  8. Marv

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    I love The great beer and popcorn film.
     
  9. Ian J

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    Oh ********, I just bought this today for £16.99 whilst wandering through Sainsbury.
     
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    If you´d have asked I´d have given you my copy, just to get rid of it!:D
     
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    That's a co-incidence. So did I :)
     
  12. kevb

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    Did you pick up some cider at the same time.
     
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    I bought a nice bottle of Norfolk cider which we will drink whilst watching the film later on tonight after the wife has finished mucking out the pigs.
     
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    This is the most amazing coincidence. You'll never believe it but........

    Should be lots of reviews tomorrow.
     
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    At this rate it will be top of the best sellers charts next week.

    By the way, you lot must be rich to shop in Sainsburys, you only usually find accountant types in there. I can only afford Netto:(
     
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    Whats a Netto. Is it like Oxfam
     
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    Yes its like an Oxfam but without all the frills.
     
  18. kevb

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    It's swedish for value.:D
     
  19. mcmullanbrush

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    Well whatever it means, its where I buy my lard from on the way to the bingo
     
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    I watched the One a while back,I thought it was going to be dross.As it turned out I really enjoyed it.
    I anybody wants to see me a used R1 copy I will happliy buy it.
    Gary
     
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    I know that a lot of you are eagerly awaiting my review of "The One" as promised yesterday but unfortunately I drank too much cider and fell asleep so didn't get around to watching it.

    Better luck tonight
     
  22. kevb

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    I have warned you about your drinking. I think it's getting a bit out of hand.:D Just stay off that tractor.
     
  23. mcmullanbrush

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    and keep off those sheep:eek:
     
  24. Ian J

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    I don't like martial arts films at the best of times and I didn't bother reading the cover properly before I bought it. If I had I would have seen that this was a Glen Morgan and James Wong film and wouldn't have touched it with the proverbial.

    As a cross between Highlander and Sliders it was as good as neither. The SFX were good as was the sound but those are insufficient reasons to buy a DVD.

    The only good thing about it is that there was no bloody French writing on the cover :D

    The disc will now be pressed into more useful service to keep the crows out of my orchard.
     
  25. 2manyconsoles

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    Jet Li Hong Kong films >>>>>>>>>> Jet Li US films
     
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    Just thought I'd add my say.

    I have to admit to liking this film a lot. I think it is an excellent film all be it a little short.

    OK the story may have been put together off the back of a number of other films but that doesn't make it a bad film.

    As an easy movie to watch with good special effects it was a good film. That said I am a sci-fi fan so I guess I could be biased towards liking this film more that others.

    Interesting to see it described as a martial arts film ?! It may have had some martial art fighting sequences in it and true the lead character does a lot of martial arts films, but I definitely would not describe this as a martial arts film.

    Rush Hour had Jackie Chan in it and martial art fight sequences, would you really describe that as being a martial art film?

    Anyways I guess its subjective and depends how you look at films.

    But that said The One gets my vote. Great film!
     
  27. Ian J

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    I suppose that I shouldn't have called it a martial arts film as it isn't. The film is supposed to last 84 minutes but the fight scene at the end seemed like 3 hours to me. Instead of trying to out ballet dance the other one, someone should have picked up a gun and shot the other one so it would have all been over in a minute.
     
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    bought it the other day and love it. agree with the action scenes being very similar to the matrix style but thats gotta be a plus. glad you enjoyed it you should also try kiss of the dragon.
     
  29. kevb

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    Did not like Kiss of the Dragon, it felt like a poor mans Leon. Possible as luc besson wrote the story.
     
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    I finished shearing the sheep early last night so quite co-incidentally I watched it as well. Equally co-incidentally I didn't like it either. The plot had huge holes in it, the script was dire and the girl didn't get her kit off.

    Ian J, I would rather you didn't take the mickey out of my dislike of French writing on the covers.

    I feel we should all have respect for each other on this forum, I'm not in favour of this 'elite thing' where one member feels the need to flex his muscles once in a while to straighten out some other member with some patronising remark (that he probably wouldn't have the guts to say in person).

    So let's stop the patronising once and for all eh? No more of this intellectual bullying.
     

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