So, in the past couple of days we watched some other selections from RedBox. This included The Dark Knight (with bad sound.... and like tell me, just how *long* is that movie???), Babylon AD and Bangkok Dangerous.
Bangkok Dangerous came on Dad's recommendation and first off, let me say, what's with the title? It's like a MadLib. "Put one Proper Noun together with one Adjective" and we'll have a movie! It was pretty lame. I checked it out on Wikipedia and apparently it was a remake in English by the Pang Brothers of their own movie. The original movie had the hitman (played in this version by Nic Cage) as a deaf mute. In the new version the hitman's girlfriend is a deaf mute, apparently, because as the producers noted, Nicolas Cage will be expected by his fan base to actually have lines. Also, it's always a bad sign when Cage's hair is dyed an unnatural color. Here he had ridiculously black hair. I like Nic Cage, but his movies are either good or bad. There's really no in-between. National Treasure (the first one) Good! The Rock? Good! Raising Arizona (Great!) This one? Not so good. Kind of like Snake Eyes.
Next up? Babylon AD. What a shame! Directed by Matthieu Kassovitz and starring Vin Diesel I thought it had potential. It was poorly edited and they dubbed Gerard Depardieu's voice! How lame is that!?!