Reasons to see WAR WAR kicks ass, and you should see it a lot of times, for these reasons: Jason Statham yelling at people, and then kicking ass. In other words, being himself. Jet Li killing a guy by kicking him in the face....and that's not his best kill. Random girls getting nude for no reason. Ninjas. Just when you think this movie couldn't rock any harder, they put Ninjas in the movie. A twist ending that would make M. Night Shawhocares *beep* himself. A car chase every 10 minutes. There's even one with motorcycles. Violence. Lots of it. Guns, blades, blood, kungfu, <more>
decapitations, the bases are covered. -Jet Li and Jason Statham fighting each other. It's as epic as you might think. So, in conclusion, if you, 1. Like things that are awesome. 2. Have a pair of testicles. 3. Need to see a movie that rocks for a change. 4. Are a human being. ...than WAR is for you.
War intense revenge action thriller (by spiritaway)
"War" was pretty intense revenge-thriller similar to Chan-wook Park's Oldboy and the action was non-stop. The movie centered more around the plot than special effects or martial arts. I think there could have actually been a little more of the martial arts and special effects, it is like Corey Yuen is taking a sabbatical leave in the middle of the film and leave the scene to the director, but the plot was still good enough to hold your attention throughout. For 2 hours of entertainment, you couldn't ask for much more. It was a good movie, all in all. Li and Stratham did a <more>
good job on the acting. They are also wonderful wonderful action star, and the outwardly coolness turn them into lethal killing machine. I did like the sword fights in the end I thought they were well choreographed and rehearsed.
I work in a movie rental store and i've seen a lot of movie. No movie has ever made me leave saying "wow... just wow." i won't mention anything beyond that because if i slightly mention what made me go wow then it will just ruin it for you because it won't be as fun.this is a movie that you will not fall asleep in i am sure of it. the day this comes out on release i will buy it for sure and lets just say i haven't bought a DVD in 8 month... thats a long time, why? because there hasn't been a good movie to buy on release for me. anyways this is a movie worth <more>
you're money. i live in Calgary and well, my movie tickets in my area is $12. i've never left a theater saying "i will watch that again." but this here i will watch over and over again. it's not a one time see, it's not a rental, it's not a buy. it's all of them and more. if you're big on suspense in movies this is you're kinda of film
Jet Li and Jason Stathan are two very charismatic actors particularly in action movies but never been able to achieve a big success in the American market. It seems the only reason very stupid really is they do not speak "American English" Stathan is British and Jet Li Chinese ; something never bothered Arnold .In any case, this time are both back and together in a thriller full cruel and bloody violent scene and several unexpected twists that completely change the movie.Those expecting over the top martial arts fights will be disappointed. Most of the action is gun based <more>
however extremely realistic and violent and the good guys do not hesitate on killing in cold blood.War is about people trying to avenge killings, fights for power and honor between Japanese Yakuza, Chinese Triads and ambition. By the end of the movie, everybody has betrayed somebody else.Compared to other action movies, WAR requires more brains, has little humor and could be consider a little slow but it is really worth your time.
If you walk into a movie theater showing "War" and expect to be dazzled by some thought-provoking paragon of acting destined to change the way the world thinks about film and culture, you're either an idiot or an idealist. It's called "War" because that's what it is, a bullet festival with some sideshow martial arts."War" was designed only to be a brutal, dazzling death picture, and it delivers handsomely. There's scarcely 10 minutes at a stretch that lacks any appreciable action sequences, and the end result leaves more dead Asians than WWII. <more>
There are some truly insane displays of gunplay and a handful of inventive deaths my favorites include a hubcap to the skull . Jason Statham delivers a pretty good performance, considering that this is really designed for pure blood-and-guts glory, and Jet Li is as impressive now as he was in "Romeo Must Die" and "Kiss of the Dragon" thank GOD he hasn't retired . The plot's also not as simplistic as it needs to be, and it includes several plot twists yet it never quite seems too convoluted, thankfully .If you want to see War, be ready for it. Know that you'll go in looking for a mountain of bodies, and you'll get precisely what you ask for. My only real complaint is the relatively abrupt ending-- after the many and close-together action sequences, it downshifts pretty quickly, and leaves you wishing there was still a half hour left.
This was an awesome movie. I thought the story was really cool, although a little too cliché. The only fault with this movie stems not from the movie itself but from the trailers. They sell the movie as a jet li vs jason statham movie and that the movie will be that the whole way through. So if you could let go of that little mistake then you will enjoy this movie a whole lot.Apart from that the whole movie worked really well. The fight scenes were awesome and the gun fights were also well done. I really liked statham in this movie and he gives a pretty solid pperformance. As for Jet Li, <more>
well, he's my favourite actor so yeah, he was awesome all way through as the assassin Rogue.Furthermore, i really liked the ending especially the little twist they threw in there. I did not see it coming at all which was pretty good. So all in all i think everyone who wants a solid action movie with good performances and great fight/gun fight scenes then this movie is for you. I was surprised by how much i liked this and can't wait till I see the UNRATED cut of this flick.Check it out. 9 out of 10
This is a man's film. They really should be selling brats and beer in the theaters for attendees. Anyone going to a film with jet Li or Jason Statham should know what to expect. Going to a film with the two of them and you know there is going to be blood, violence, killing, action, noise, and an eventual winner. If this is not your cup of tea, go see The Nanny Diaries and leave this to the fan boys.This is not their first film together. They both appeared in The One six years ago. This time they are the leads and on opposing sides - Statham an FBI agent and Li a contract killer. The <more>
action takes place in the middle of a Yakuza war in San Francisco.Fans of Jet Li will not be disappointed. he still has all the moves even if he is 47; however, he does rely more on swords and guns, and other weapons in this film. Statham is Li's equal and gives as good as he gets. The story has an interesting twist which i will not give a clue on as it is a major plot point.Interesting entertainment by girls in cages at the Yakuza club. I thought that went out in the 60s, but it was a nice diversion.This film is red meat. It has no pretensions of quality and dialog is minimal, which goes along with the story. If you are a fan, you will be entertained. If you are not, why are you there?
Jason Statham is the new electrifying action star. Statham is an amazing athlete and accomplished martial artist. However, Jet Li is still the screen's most explosive martial arts star. Be reassured that Li has not yet retired from doing action movies. Old school Li looks lean, calm, and stylish in his black Armani suits, and proves deadly with and without guns. Li is such a dichotomy. On the surface he is clean cut and mild mannered; but can unleash violence with such power and grace at any moment. Director Philip Atwell's "War" takes a while to get its bearing, but once he <more>
does so he orchestrates an amazing action movie of blood and vengeance. He along with writers Lee Anthony Smith and Gregory J. Bradley culminates with anticipated payoff: Statham and Li facing off. They also insert a shocking twist, which makes more sense in retrospect. The martial arts as choreographed by Corey Yuen "Transporter" movies are exquisite, and acknowledge for its variety. The Japanese katana training between Shiro Ryo Ishibashi and Kane Kosugi is classic. The kung fu sequences with Jet Li are crisp and deadly. Jason Statham uses speed and power in dispatching Chinese Triad assassins. There is an amazing sword fight scene with the Wu-shu style against the classical Japanese style. Through Atwell's lens, one has to admire the mastery and physical prowess. "War" is surprising.Jason Statham plays FBI Agent Jack Crawford, who leads a task force against both the Chinese Triad led by Chang cool John Lone and the Yakuza led by Shiro bold Ryo Ishibashi . Crawford's partner Tom Lone Terry Chen and his family are brutally murdered by the assassin known as Rogue. Crawford's life turns a shambleshis wife Jenny Andrea Roth and his son leave him during a divorce. Three years later Crawford investigates a horrific hit at a Yakuza club in San Francisco. A signature discovered at the crime scene leads Crawford to believe that Rogue Li is back. Consequently, Crawford Statham becomes consumed by vengeance. Jet Li plays Victor Shaw a deadly hit man playing both the Yakuza and Triads. Shaw apparently is the mysterious Rogue. However, as played by Li, Shaw though a stone cold killer without equal operates by a code of honor. He too seems on a mission of vengeance. Shaw is in the middle of an all out war between the Yakuza and the Triads. Nothing good can come of that. There is an interesting subplot involving priceless stolen Chinese artifacts, and the command of Yakuza operations in the States by Shiro's daughter Kira deadly Devon Aoki . The appeal of "War" remains its singular focus: everything culminates in Crawford's mission of vengeance to kill Rogue. Writers Smith and Bradley effectively build the tension toward the finale, and final plot twist.Atwell inspires strong performances from Jason Statham and Jet Li. Statham has a gruff charisma as Crawford. Also he demonstrates unexpected range in the character's complexity. Statham has a powerful physical presence and grace. Li is very good as Rogue. He plays to his strength which is expressing his anger and angst through his eyes and concise exchanges. He maintains a placid visage that disguises his sheer will and power. As Rogue it becomes crystal clear that one does not mess with him, less forfeit one's life. Even with some awkward dialog exchanges, Li is compelling and powerful. John Lone has a measured darkness as Chang, always under control. He is good. Ryo Ishibashi is great as the larger than life Shiro, providing is a captivating and powerful rival for both Li and Statham."War" is a solid action movie with great performances from Jason Statham and Jet Li. Statham and Li are at the top of their games. The action is very cool. The martial arts fights are among the best out there. Atwell's storytelling is engaging and intense, and delivers on all the hype.
War is a movie about War. There is no more that somebody can say. Jet Li and Statham meet on the big screen to prove they are still action heroes.War suffers from weak plot line and confusing characters. But thats what I expected. Before I went to cinema I read couple of reviews about this movie and was surprised. Many people expected, or it feels like they were expecting, a movie whit twisting plot, color full characters and many more..I don't understand that..THIS IS A MOVIE ABOUT KILLING AND ACTION!!!!THIS IS WAR. What more can you expect?? Watch this movie as a action movie,don't <more>