Fallen Angels

I like my job. I never have to make any decisions.

A review by Mike Shea   Movie Rating: ( * * · · · )    DVD Rating: ( * * · · · )

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Three hours after finishing it, I still don't know what this movie is about. We have some comedy, some emotional stuff about a father and son who sleep in the same bed, a crazy John Woo's Killer like assassin and three hot Japanese babes who hang around these fellows. As far as I can tell, it is a movie about cigarettes. No matter how far off the plot went (and boy did it go far) we always had cigarettes to tie folks together. the atmosphere of this movie is pretty cool. The dark streets of Hong Kong where some folks kill for a living and some force others to shampoo, shave and eat ice cream in order to extort money. There are some pretty funny scenes and a lot of creative work but I think this movie would actually have done better if it DIDN'T have dudes blowing each other away (you heard it here first folks!). If it was just a movie about four young folks and the lives they live on the streets of Hong Kong it would have been something, but with the mix of shootouts and romances, it just never found any solid ground. The DVD was pretty weird. It had a Dolby Digital track that was mono as far as I could tell and a weird ass 1.66 to 1 aspect ratio that was hell to configure so I could read the subtitles. Between the weird ass video setup of the DVD and the weird ass plot of this movie, I frankly walked away a little confused and reaching for a cigarette I didn't have.