Face Off

Review by Shaggy Bob

Is there a line in constitution that says plumbers can show up at any time? I mean really. When was the last time a plumber showed up when you asked them to show up? And to top it off, has there ever been a time when they brought all the tools and parts they needed? Ok, I'm not expecting a brain surgeon but this clause on their union contract has got to go.

Speaking of nerve damage, Face Off came out and I had to go check it out. It's another one of John Woo movies. Need I say more? Ok, here goes -- Travolta is the good guy and Cage is the bad guy. They go at it. Lots of things blow up. No plot to get in the way of the story line.

No nakkid boobs. 237 bullets. 4 dozen dead bodies. 89 on the vomit meter. No moon shots. What we got here are: carousel-fu, soda-fu, ultimate sin-fu, charter plane from hell-fu, mile high club- fu, tongue-fu, ultimate chicken-fu, wind tunnel from hell-fu, Q&A- fu, attack of killer face lift-fu, boots from hell-fu, and of course tear gas-fu. Video Hall of Fame nomination for John Travolta for saying stuff like "Every time you see yourself in the mirror, you'll see me" and to Nicholas Cage for saying stuff like "I am me" and of course to Joan Allen for saying stuff like "What do you expect?" Two and a half stars. Shaggy Bob says wicked!

Spoilers! Travolta is a covert anti-terrorist agent. Cage is a sociopathic bad buy. John finally catches Nick and in the process, puts Nick in coma since Nick wasn't going to be cooperative. Unfortunately, before John could catch Nick, Nick had already planted a bomb. Now, John has to find where the bomb is or else lots of people were going to have a really bad day. So, to find out, John goes under cover and tries to talk to Nick's brother in the joint. Other than that, lots of bullets fly and things blow up left and right. If you are waiting for a phone call from Sam Phillips, take the pager. I have this feeling that she's not going to call. And the stuntmen earned their money on this one.

Alien Alert! What's this new tax break deal? Do you automatically get a raise if you were stupid enough to have a child? So why can't people have enough responsibility about their actions? Why do rest of the people have to compensate for others' actions? It would make too much sense to have gradual level tax according to the income and have no write off or breaks but overall lower rate would make too much sense huh?

More info about Face Off at the Internet Movie Database


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