As I read the movie summary and seeing Matrix-like action and martial arts, I have to rent this movie. When I placed it into the DVD player, that is different.
First let me start by saying that the final mixing of audio dialogue is messed up. The music becomes domineering that I could seldom hear the dialogue. I had to activate the subtitle to ammend this nuisance.
Second, the cinematography is similar to the style of "Black Mask" and "Black Mask 2" staring Jet Li in the first and Andy On in the second. The movie is dark most of the time and then with flashes of light...kind of annoying.
Third, the movie script poorly written with corny lines. The actor from "John Doe" does not convince me as an AusSie. The only part of the movie I sort of enjoy was the message of hate breeds hate and love breeds love and that love can conquer everything. I gave this movie 3 stars just for this message. I think this movie has something to do with Buddhist philosophy with the whole circle idea. One scene, the actor who plays Ryu in "Street Fighter," dies. The other people whom Os (Zane) found carried their dead comrade and placed him in the center of the circle and did some mystical magic thing and poof! The dead comrade is alive.
Everyone in my family thinks this movie is silly and not worth to buy. I agree. Rent this movie instead.