Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)
USA / English
"Born 2 the life. True 2 the code. Bad 2 the bone. "A jewel thief's daughter is kidnapped after he steals a collection of prized black diamonds, which aren't at all what they seem.
A reasonably workable action picture is undermined by the inclusion of a stupid little girl and a dedicated daddy motive by DMX.
What could have been a reasonably acceptable action vehicle for Jet Li
became completely annoying thanks to the obligatory (and ridiculously lame)
inclusion of what I'd call Hollywood's fascination with "family values" and
"kiddie cuteness". An R-rated action picture is no place for cutesy,
resourceful brats and there's nothing more bland than an action hero
straddled with a family or family members in peril. It all reeks with
middle-class political correctness and made the DMX character an unnecessary
annoyance. Real villains would have made short work of the kid's ears and
gotten a little cooperation from that rapper a lot sooner. This one's
pathetically wimpy, even with Jet versus the ultimate fighting boys; not
having any gratuitous nudity is unforgivable also, especially when you set
the audience up for some!
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