Shi mian mai fu (or, 'House of Flying Daggers')


collateral.jpgYesterday was just a day full of movies! I also watched Collateral starring Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise. Let me just start off by saying I am not a fan of little Tommy Cruise, I find him annoying and often cast in roles where he is supposed to be uber-cool.

This is one of those kinds of movies. Cruise is a hit-man who hijacks Jamie Foxx's cab and forces him to drive him from hit to hit, much to Jamie's consternation.

The script was originally set in New York, but the director decided to move it to LA, so there are a few things about the script that make little sense (there is a big emphasis on LA's subway, which while it does exist it isn't as vast or well used as the movie suggests).

The final chase scene is fairly exciting, but the movie peters out and finally disappoints.

I'd pass on this one.