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August 1st, 2007, 00:11
Last week I watched 3 mainstream movies I had missed:

Mission Impossible 3:
Average. Couple of nice ideas, the rest is unremarkable. Cruise wanted to compete with the latest Bond and lost in every imaginable way.

Mr & Mrs Smith:
A nice and enjoyable popcorn movie. Not brilliant but funny, sexy and entertaining. Recommended if you want light family entertainment without thinking.

Ong Bak:
Yes, that Eastern re-cut and distributed by Luc Besson in the rest of the world.
Story, acting, suspense? Not much.
More funny than brutal.
The fight scenes? Undeblievable! A mix between slapstick and acrobatic stuff. The camera uses spectacular angles but is rather static. As opposed to most martial arts movies these "actors" really know what theyīre doing. They donīt need wires and fast cuts to disguise their own incompetence. Itīs absolutely amzing how much control over their body these guys have.
The flow of the fight scenes is very similar to this new French sports "parcours" in which you just run straight through the city and climb and jump over everything. Fluent and almost like a dance.
Definitely a movie you have to see at least once.
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