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  • The Expendables

    The Expendables

    ★★★½

    For its lack of depth, The Expendables exists as a throwback or homage towards action films of the 1980s and 1990s. Yet as an action film, one is more focused on the action and less so the little details; the way I see it with the Expendables is it serves as a representation of every and any other action flick circa-1980s and 1990s, only with added star- power in Bruce Willis, Arnie, Stallone, Jet Li, as well as Dolph Lundgren,…

  • The Next Karate Kid

    The Next Karate Kid

    It's not a horribly bad film per se, but the story just wasn't strong or compelling enough to get behind. After the previous three entries of the 1980s, the Next Karate Kid should have gone for a more dynamic and action-oriented film and with an equally good story to boot, but instead, it is lacklustre. A reboot of sorts, The Next Karate Kid waned the longer the film went on and with that, I lost all interest. In her second…

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  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Crazy Rich Asians

    if this film didn't have 'Asians' in the title but something else, had a White cast and Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Aniston, Sandra Bullock, these so-called critics raving about this film would be saying this is predictable, cliched and throwaway. So, what's the difference? Why just because it has an Asian cast, should it be exempt from any form of criticism and flaws that it has?

    Yes I am Asian, but I am not a huge admirer of most…

  • Hard Target

    Hard Target

    ★★★★★

    Hong Kong director John Woo made his mark back in his native country with hits such as The Killer and Hard Boiled starring Chow Yun-Fat back in the late 1980s. It wasn't long until he arrived in Hollywood that he unleashed his brand of Western-based high -octane violence and heavy-handed gunplay to the masses. 1993's Hard Target was Woo's U.S debut and his first film that starred predominantly Western-based actors. The character of Chance was originally going to be played…