Romeo Must Die
Documentary: 8 Short Documentaries (26:56) Featurette: Making of Romeo Must Die (15:00) Behind the Scenes (14:03) Music Video: Aaliyah's "Try Again" video (3:40) Making of Aaliyah's "Try Again" music video (4:11) Aaliyah/DMX "Come Back In One Piece" video (3:42) Other: Inside the Visual Effects Process (3:52) "Diary of a (Legal) Mad Bomber" (5:07) "Anatomy of a Stunt" (7:12) "The Sound Stage" (1:00) Theatrical Trailer: Sampler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I had seen Jet Li in Lethal Weapon 4 and was very impressed with his martial art techniques. I thought I'd rent "Romeo Must Die" to see how well of an actor he is, because in LW4 he doesn't really talk much. Turns out he's an excellent actor as well. The movie has a tinge of Shakespeare's famous play "Romeo & Juliet", two families fighting over property and higher status with Li and Aaliyah trying to bring peace to the out of control families. Thankfully, and unlike the tragedy itself, the heroes (Li and Aaliyah) DO NOT kill themselves at the end! There are some really intense fight sequences, especially the one at the end with Han (Li) versus Kai (Russell Wong). Some great effects going on in this movie, but like all my reviews, I'm not giving away all of the movie. This is a must see for anyone, but I don't recommend it for children under 13 because of lots of violence and language. Happy viewing everyone!
Romeo Must Die has its upside to be sure, but it also has a lot of flaws.
The plot centers around two gang / crime families, one asian and one african american, as they try to gain control of a key area of waterfront land in San Fransisco. The problem is, while these are supposed to be ruthless thugs, many of the actors don't come across that way at all, especially the heads of the two families - more than anything else this ruined the movie since never once did I think that any of these guys were really that evil even though that was clearly the intent.
Meanwhile, I found that the soundtrack selection/editing in this movie was generally very annoying. Most of the music did not fit well with the accompanying scene, and was mixed in so loudly that it distracts from the movie itself. I found this to be particularly true during one or two of the early fight scenes - maybe its just that rap music and martial arts don't mix well together.
I could have forgiven the above - after all this was basically billed as an action movie and I'd be willing to overlook other problems if the fight scenes were truly spectacular as promised. Unfortunately, they come close but they're not. The fight scenes are generally ruined by annoying use of slow motion shots at key moments which completely disrupt their fluidity. This technique was used effectively in the Matrix, but maybe it was done more seemlessly because while the fights themselves are indeed spectacular in Romeo Must Die, the editing kills their effectiveness.Read more ›
DVD`s picture quality is excellent on a anamorphic Widescreen(2.35:1) Scope and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround is also excellent. Nice special features like 13 behind the scenes documentaires and 3 music video also. Grade:B+. Panavision.
Most recent customer reviews
The movie i ordered arrived a few days early and i love it !Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
My favourite Jet Li film! It's gritty, it's hip, it's sexy and most importantly, it's layered in depth. If there's anything to knock about the film it's the acting. Read morePublished 14 months ago by macfinn
I actually remember first watching Romeo Must Die back in 2000 when I was 19 years old and only a few months away from joining the United States Navy. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stella Carrier
I didn't like it, but the person who received this as a gift liked it alotPublished 23 months ago by Kikki
This is a must see movie for anyone who likes Jet Li films! Glad to know that it was still available through Amazon!Published on May 28 2013 by Rachelle Doucet
Since coming to the US, Jet has been given a variety of akward roles. Romeo Must Die was probably his best film outside of China. Read morePublished on June 5 2004 by Taddese Zicke
Why is it that movies with Kung Fu elements never really satisfy, except of course for the Matrix and Crouching Tiger. Read morePublished on June 4 2004 by M. Buisman
I rented this movie at blockbuster and i liked it. Jet Li's martial arts was fantastic and i like the part at the store where Maurice calls Han dimsan. Read morePublished on May 23 2004 by Clarke
I like Jet Li but this movie is so faked it was impossible to get into the story. We are suppose to beleive this is the Bay Area of California but we see the Vancouver B.C. Read morePublished on April 23 2004 by Richard V. Utt
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