Monday, May 4, 2009

Face/Off (1997)

4 / 5
Tagline: In order to catch him, he must become him.
Directed by: John Woo
Written by: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary
Actors include: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen
Genre: Thriller
Length: 138 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Firstly let me say that this is one of the most ridiculous unbelievably silly yet entertaining action thrillers that you will likely ever see. It's one of those films I really like but I'm sort of ashamed to admit it because it is so stupid when you break it down. We meet an FBI agent who's son was killed on a Ferris wheel...the bullet of course was supposedly for him. He figures out it was Castor troy but he can't get close to him, and then he learns that Castor has planted a bomb that will destroy LA if not found. He gets in a fight with Castor and knocks him unconscious. He tries to rub elbows with Castor's brother Pollux but he won't really say either. The solution? Why find a doctor that will switch his face with Castors while he's unconscious. He ends up being thrown into jail with Pollux and ends up getting the information, but when Castor wakes up and steals Archer's face things get heated. It's seriously action packed and full of laughs and violence. If you can stand Nicholas Cage I'd recommend watching this with some friends...and some beer!

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