Bangkok Dangerous

The new Nicolas Cage movie is out and this time he plays the role of a professional hit man, he is very well trained and his next job gets him to Bangkok. The movie is great in scenery since the overwhelming streets of Bangkok are a perfect place to get the meaning of “chaos” and a view of the more unorganized streets and alleys, shady dealers and ambulant merchants all over the place. You might say it’s the perfect scene for the plot, giving the “gangs” some real life feeling that this might be happening there. Joe (Nicolas Cage) arrives in Bangkok with a assignment from Gang Lord Surat to kill 4 people, but from the start the gang lord is not pleasantly surprised when Joe decides to take in Kong (Shahkrit Yamnarm) as the 3rd man of the operation and a medium of communication between Joe and the gang.

As an assassin he has certain rules and those are not meant to be broken, that’s why for his own safety he used a middle man. One by one the targets are eliminated but in all this time the directors focus also on a different side of Joe and slowly a romance appears between him and Fon (Charlie Young) revealing a softer side of the assassin. As you might guessed some issues appear and not all go according to plan and the gang ends up hunting their hired assassin. Wild chases, bullets, adrenaline and loads of explosion can characterize the next phase of the movie which is packed with action. Not going to reveal more because I will spoil the action but my personal opinion is that although I love Nicolas Cage the time is beginning to take his toe on him and you can see this that his movements are not so fluid as they were, so this movie didn’t impress me that much but I’ll let you decide for yourself.

Rated: R for violence, language and some sexuality
Runtime: 1 hr 40 mins
Genre: Action/Adventure
Theatrical Release: Sep 5, 2008 Wide
Box Office: $14,535,371

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Chakrit Yamnarm, Charlie Yeung
Director: Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang

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