By Bassam Tarazi | Image property of respective holders.
The Action Sequences give you a Hard On.
It’s quite simple really. If you want to see arguably the greatest action movie ever made, you have to see Hard Boiled. I don’t care if you’ve never heard about it and I don’t want you to concern yourself with the fact that you think the most exciting thing you’ve ever seen Chow Yun-Fat do is Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Trust me, this is better.
DVD Review: Hard Boiled
This is John Woo people! The man who directed Travolta and Cage in Face/Off and remember all those flying backflip kicks in MI:2? That was Woo! But this is probably Woo’s best movie. Hard Boiled has so many unbelievable action sequences that it’s hard to focus in on any one of them. The amount of gun fire and marksmanship while flipping, jumping and sliding is enough to give me a little excitement in my pants.
You know damn well why you are watching an older Hong Kong action movie directed by John Woo and it’s not for the horrible subtitles (You just know that the actors are saying more in depth stuff than what is being told to you) or dialogue.
The DVD extras on this Two-Disc Ultimate Edition get a bit tiresome with interview after interview but if you’re into that sort of thing you’ll be all over this.