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Riley Hale: You're out of your mind. Vic Deakins: Yeah. Ain't it cool? Riley Hale: I'm serious, Deak, your mind has taken a walk off the map. Vic Deakins: Maybe. But I'm still gonna kick your ass. Its Die Hard...in Utah. Probably the most guilty pleasurish of all of Woo's action movies. It's a fun guy movie, with tough guy one-liners and fun action. Christian Slater as the sarcastic hero works for me, and I like Travolta acting all icy-cool as a villain. Then Samantha Mathis steps in as the park ranger/romantic interest to help out our hero when in need. Vic Deakins: I just realized something. I never actually killed anyone before. I mean, I dropped bombs on Baghdad, but, uh... never face to face. pause] Vic Deakins: I don't know what the big deal is. I really don't. Being a John Woo film, this film delivers on the action, no matter how ridiculous. There are explosions almost every five minutes, duel wielded guns, slo mo use, sliding, jumping, jiving and wailing, and its all good stuff. The plot, because I know it matters so much, involves two stealth pilots carrying a couple nuclear bombs. One turns on the other, lets the nukes go in order to hold them for ransom, and ditches the plane and his partner. A chase and race against time ensue, even featuring the red digital readout on the bomb. This movie is about having fun and I still enjoy watching it. Giles Prentice: I don't know what's scarier, losing a nuclear weapon or that it happens so often there's actually a term for it.
- DrZeek, Monday, August 27, 2007