Notable Cast: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, and a cameo by Tom Jane
It's hard not to feel somewhat bad for John Woo. Despite his amazing talent as a director to create fun and invigorating films, here in the US they ditched some of the shittiest action scripts on his shoulders. Prime example: "Face/Off". This duel lead actioner featuring Travolta and Cage at some of their cheesiest is quite simply a horrible idea at its core. Sill, ill-explained with science fiction bits, and overly long aptly describe this film...yet somehow and in someway, John Woo is able to make it massively entertaining.
Sean Archer (Travolta) has been chasing Castor Troy (Cage) for years. After the terrorist Troy killed his son in a botched assassination attempt, the FBI headhunter has been doing his damnedest to track him down and bring him to justice. When they finally do, they discover that he has hidden a massive bomb somewhere in the middle of Los Angeles. So Archer decides to take a massive risk and have his face removed to only have it replaced with that of his comatose nemesis to go undercover to dig out the threat (?!?!). To make matters worse, the monstrous terrorist awakens form his coma only to take the face of the determined hero and turn the tables.
|"No one will ever recognize me with facial hair...its camo for the face!"|
|We're just lucky that wall is there or the universe might implode.|
|Perhaps my favorite face Cage has ever made. Ever. Seriously, ever.|
Written By Matt Reifschneider