Starring: Christopher Lambert, Adrian Paul, Bruce Payne, Donnie Yen
Directed by: Douglas Aarniokoski
Produced by: Mandalay Pictures, Dimension Films
Distributed by: Miramax, Dimension
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|Review by Xibo
||Date seen: September 10, 2000|
|Viewing Location: 42nd St. Empire 25, NYC
|Summary: Basically a two-hour TV episode, greatly enhanced.|
|I haven't seen many of the TV episodes, but this movie basically tries to tie the previous movies to the storyline of the TV show. This is impossible, of course, as the previous movies all contradict each other, and no one has ever made a serious attempt to make sense of it all. It would be kind of interesting if someone could do this.
In the meantime we get some good combat scenes, dozens of mini-flashbacks through history, a fun cameo from the wrestler Edge, a brief nipple, and an amazing supporting role of an asian combat specialist played by Donnie Yen (hope to see him again somewhere).
|B- B- B-|
|Review by Z
||Date seen: December 14, 2000|
|Summary: well, it's better than 2 and 3|
|It wasn't TERRIBLE so by default it probably gets a better grade
than it should have. Reasonably sensible plot, if you ignore
continuity with the first movie, as all the sequels have. Semi-
decent action. Still, it lacks the panache of the first movie. |
|A A A|
|Review by nemesis
||Date seen: July 6, 2001|
|Summary: There can be only 2 good movies!|
|Just when you thought that the raven put the final nail in the coffin comes one of the best movies of its genre and redeems the series completely and the dvd version is much better and shame on dimension for messing with the cut and put it as a teen action flick becuase it is not it is a sensible drama with noggins flying,enjoy! |
|C C C|
|Review by Finrod
||Date seen: November 17, 2003|
|Viewing Location: theater
|Summary: Cinematic incoherence|
|I figured I'd give this movie a try in the theater, since I loved the original and thought the second could have been salvaged. But the whole thing didn't make any sense, and just seemed like an excuse to get Duncan into a movie, which is pretty bogus IMHO.
"I should put quotes here."