John Woo must be the most overrated director since Ed Wood actually got to make a movie.
Look at his record with movies like Face Off, the lousiest action movie ever made. Or Mission impossible 2, or, or a gem like Broken Arrow. Where does he get his financing from? I mean- if you polish a turd- it's still a turd...
I gave him another chance tonight with his new movie "Red Rock"- or "Chi bi".
First the good things:
The fotography was beautiful allthough the CGI sucked at times.
The acting was ok- most of the time.
The action in the fighting scenes was ok even if totally unrealistic.
The story is unbelivable boring. My underweare fell to sleep after one and a half hours of this three hour pecorale. I just could not go on. I had to leave the theatre half way through the film or I would have fallen to sleep too! I actually had to go and take a beer at a pub- that's how painful it was...
The story are so confucing that half the time you don't know who the good guys are, and call me a generalist, but I just could not descern who was who half the time.
The movie has got a 7.1/10 rating at IMDB- I just can't belive it!
If you want to spend three hours of your life in misery, see it.
The scary thing is that Woo has threatened to do a sequel. Well in space nobody can hear you scream...
But I would.