"Malcolm in the Middle"

Naked Weapon(2002)
"They will seduce you - just before they kill you!"
Marit Thoresen Fiona Birch
Almen Wong Pui-Ha Madam M (as Almen Wong)
Daniel Wu Jack Chen
Kai Yan Kwok Little Katherine
Renee Nichole Rommeswinkel Young Charlene Ching
Mo Ka Lai Little Jing
Augustin Aguerreberry Drillmaster
Maggie Q Charlene Ching
Anya Katherine
Jewel Lee Jing
Monica Lo Student murdered in Cage
Benny Lai Tattooed Yakuza Boss
Pei-pei Cheng Faye Ching
Dennis Chan Mr. Chan
Hoi Lin Ryuichi (as Andrew Lin)
Jude Poyer Fighter
Kai Taschner
Michael Clements CIA Agent (uncredited)
Carl Ng G4 Agent (uncredited)
David John Saunders Bodyguard #2 inside Hotel (uncredited)
Matthew Sturgess Bodyguard #1 inside Hotel (uncredited)
Producer: Jing Wong
Writer: Jing Wong
Male fantasy kung-fu. Great fun!
A word of warning: don't see this expecting intellectually challenging cinema. Naked Weapon is any man's wet dream- gorgeous female assassins go to exotic locations and take out high profile baddies (with mandatory sexy dancing before the kill).

The action might seem a bit tame for hardcore kung-fu fans (lots of wires and floaty camera moves disguise lack of fighting talent on the actors' parts), but for those of who just want to see some mindless violence, it does the job nicely. Unfortunately the plot has no direction (one set piece after another), and the dialogue is laughably bad. Thankfully, the cheesy lines are so bad they are actually quite entertaining, and blend in nicely with the whole B-movie feel of the film.

Far better than I expected- slick and escapist scenarios, high production values, and the action is great fun. I must however warn potential viewers that Daniel Wu is unspeakably bad as the earnest CIA guy on the tail of the killers- all he has to do is fill the audience in on the plot every now and again and get his ass kicked once. How hard can that be? Anyway, he messes that up nicely.

To conclude, Naked Weapon is the perfect film if you've been out drinking, come home at about 2.00 in the morning, and want to see a film where brain power is not expected from the audience. Two thumbs up!

Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Imdb rating: 5.5
Musician: Ken Chan
Running time: 90 min
Subtitles: Svenska
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Last modified: 2008-01-03 01:44:00