We all know I have a soft spot in my heart for all things Jean Claude Van Damme, I actively seek out all of his movies and consume them. This movie tricked me; JCVD is hardly in it! He isn’t the main character, instead he is just a side character. A teacher to the main character “Hong” played by Cung Le (never heard of him). I feel a little cheated, his face being so prominently displayed on the box art.
This is pretty much just an action movie with no valuable lessons to teach. The action scenes are stylish and cool, I loved each one. The problem is the plot: it doesn’t make any sense. There are memories and flashbacks mixed into the movie making it very disorienting to watch. It took me until about half way through the movie before I finally realized which scenes are current and which are flashbacks. Finally the story started coming together.