Notable Cast: Jet Li, Jason Statham, Delroy Lindo
In a recent Jason Statham marathon, I decided to go back and watch the first movie I ever saw him in which so happened to be "The One" with Jet Li in the title role. As seemingly delectable as a film starring both Statham and Li is for action fans, "The One" tends to be a film caught in the purgatorial state between being an action film and a science fiction one. The genres have been successfully mixed before, but with "The One" the mixture is not cohesive and leaves a film that feels far too watered down and rushed that it ends up being more or less a "Matrix" clone with less brains and brawn.
Gabe Law (Li) seemingly has the life. A beautiful caring wife and a job as a police officer upholding justice that really allows him to utilize his martial arts skills. When a different version of himself called YuLaw (Li) shows up to kill him, he doesn't know if he is going crazy or not. YuLaw is from a different universe and has gone through all of the other universes to kill his other versions, creating a more powerful version of himself known as 'the one.' Now its up to Gabe and to Multiverse agents (Statham and Lindo) to stop his 'evil self' before he causes a catastrophe of epic proportions.
|"Does this movie have a rapper in it? No? That's odd."|
|Leaving like a Jet Li. Don't know when I'll come down again.|
|Look! It's Statham! A rare moment where we find him in his natural habitat (with a gun and grimace) and sporting HAIR.|
Written By Matt Reifschneider
The combination of Statham and Li is tough to pass up right? Same for me. Might as well pick up your copy at the links below too.