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Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando

Bangkok Dangerous

Nicolas Cage plays a hit man in Thailand in Bangkok Dangerous (Lionsgate)

Bangkok Dangerous (opened September 5 throughout San Diego) is one of a growing number of films that studios choose not to screen for critics. Bangkok Dangerous is a remake of the 1999 Thai film of the same name, and it's once again being directed by the Hong Kong born twin filmmakers Oxide and Danny Pang. Watching the Hollywood remake, though, was like watching a wild bird get its wings clipped and then placed in a cage. It was just so sad.

September 08, 2008 at 09:40 PM
It's more like a dead parrot, an ex-parrot but not nearly as funny or entertaining as...well, that famous skid. Nothing like going to Hollywood to drain these directors of their sense of fun and creativity. This is nothing like the original at all, and while that might have been a good thing to deflect any direct comparison, the story in this one is like everything else that we've seen coming out of Hollywood with the lonely assassin theme. It's old and tiresome. And Nicolas Cage needs to get an intervention from his friends and relatives. Whatever happens to you, man?


Beth Accomando
September 10, 2008 at 01:20 AM
Yes this was one sad film to behold. And I do miss teh Nic Cage of Wild at Heart, Face/Off and Peggy Sue. Thanks Max!