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One in the Chamber
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I actually thought the setting and directorial style was well done for a little known movie such as this.
It has all the elements of cheese that a person would want, as well as witty dialogue and gun-driven action.
The two assassins have different approaches. Ray Carver likes to keep a low profile while Aleksey wears Hawaiian shirts and usually comes in the front door. Carver works out, reads the Bible, kills people for hire, and stalks a girl. Dolph Lundgren gives the film some attempted comedy. During the opening credits, they opt to change the fonts and make the "N"s backwards. I thought it might somehow relate to the film, but it wasn't that deep.
Both these stars have done better films and Cuba has certainly done worse. The Eastern Europeans sounded like they learned English by watching Dos Equis beer commercials. The film ends at a point where there could be an interesting sequel if they bothered to hire writers.
PARENTAL GUIDE: F-bomb, near sex, no nudity.
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Dont expect Cuba Gooding Jnr to give the best performance in this film. He may have the oscar on the shelf, and get top billing here, but this is Dolph Lundgren's movie. His character is infintitely more interesting, and he steals every scene he is in with a performance that builds on his strength in portraying unhinged/crazy characters (as he did in U-Sol, Johnny Mnemonic and The expendables movies). With Louis Mandylor playing the main villain, performances across the board are way better than we have come to expect from this type of movie.
The plot is nothing special- it has shades of Fistfull of Dollars, Last Man Standing,In Bruges and Leon, and the sub-plot involving Gooding and the lead female, is handled particularly badly, and grates against the rest of the movie, but its a little issue that doesnt spoil the experience.
The fight choreography is solid, the direction does not rely on 'shaky cam' and/or quick-cut editing, so you get to see whats going on, and the bullet wounds are done with good old fashioned squibs, rather than CGI, which at this budget, invariably ends up looking fake and cheap.
The end of the film hints at a sequel that would seen Lundgren and Gooding Jnr's characters returning for more carnage. On the evidence of this movie, I hope that they do.
Well worth checking out for fans of the action genre.
Usual gang war fair plot with a twist. Good to see Dolf not taking himself too seriously.
The fight choreography is good, solid performances by Cuba Gooding Jr.and Dolph Lundgren keep it together keeps you watching till the end.
Overall a good solid action crime thriller. Would recommend this for fans of Cuba Gooding Jr.and Dolph Lundgren. Worth a watch.
The end of the film hints at a sequel that would seen Lundgren and Gooding Jnr's characters returning for more bloodshed.