Reviewed by Andy Bowers
Rating: 6.5 Beans
crew you Jet Li.
Screw you and your constant barrage of old, badly dubbed crap that continues to come down the video pipeline like so much crude oil (At first we North American's bathed willingly in the high-octane, Orient fused, inspired spectacles of such films - the brilliant energy and novelty of it all, you and that whore Chan).
How many movies did you make overseas before you made your name overseas kicking Mel Gibson's ass in Lethal Weapon 4?
Did Japan actually splice you like that poor sheep and have numerous carbon-copies of you spitting out lame chop-shop action farts on a daily basis?
Meltdown is basically Die-hard but with Jet-Li taking over the Bruce Willis role and that it's badly dubbed and has no money invested in it's production.
There's only one totally worthwhile set piece where Jet Li and annoying side-kick take a shot up Yugo through a main floor of terrorists, onto an elevator and then thru the penthouse where the remaining slew of bad line touting terrorists await. It's fun, snappy and well thought out in it's staging of rapid fire action. It's in that one sequence that I found myself getting anywhere near to giddy with the faint hope the film might go somewhere.
Alas, this is a Jet Li movie with the budget comparable to a crappy Corey Haim film. What pisses me off is at that precise moment of inspired lunacy on screen I let my guard down and hoped. I hate you for that Jet Li.
Damn you to Hell.
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