No I am not talking about the SyFy tv series about movie makeup FX. I am talking about an old school action kick-ass movie. And by old school I mean 1997. Sadly if you were born when this movie came out you are in high school and getting your drivers license this year.
Did that sink in yet?
OK back to the movie. Ever hear of a guy by the name of John Woo? I have. He gained a reputation as a master stylist in directing ultra violent fight scenes. My two favorite movies of his are this one and Broken Arrow. Both have great symbolization when the good guy and bad guy walks in, great slow motion use, awesome action and dialogue that makes me wish I was a bad ass.
This particular Netflix pick is Face/Off with John Travolta and Nicolas Cage. And I love that they each have to play good guy and bad guy.
Just in case you were born in 1999 here is a quick synopsis: the movie is about a federal agent (John Travolta) who is going after the evil man who killed his son (Nic Cage). During the awesome battle in the beginning Nic Cage is left in a coma like state. Unfortunately there is a large bomb set to go off and the good guys have no idea where it is. In an effort to infiltrate Nic’s gang John Travolta’s character switches entire bodies (hence Face OFF) to become the bad guy.
The real bad guy wakes up. Finds out what happened and infiltrates the good guys by pretending to be a federal agent.
It sounds confusing but really is just a great action flick. Worth the watch. Turn up the volume. Salt and butter the popcorn.
Thank us later.
Now excuse me while I find something to drink while it soaks in that this movie is 16 years old….