When I heard that Jackie Chan and John Cusack were co-starring in a movie together, my immediate response was "Huh?". When I subsequently discovered that their odd collaboration would be in a Roman Legion epic, my immediate response was "HUH!?!".
"Yes, Madam"- the starring debut of both Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothrock- is an acquired taste, as its flaws and eccentricities might be a little overbearing for you. But if you can get past that bitterness, enjoy the sweetness of the action choreography.
"Above the Law" was designed to showcase the talents of Steven Seagal and it succeeded with flying colors. I'm not claiming that it's an exceptional movie, or even the most satisfying of actioners, but it was an excellent starting point as everything about it drew your attention to Seagal himself. I sincerely believe that if the spectacle or story were any more memorable, audiences would've talked about that instead of its star.
"Attack on Titan: Part 2" might be an improvement over its predecessor, but it's better in the same way that "Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones" is better than "Star Wars: Episode 1- The Phantom Menace", which is a bit of a backhanded compliment.
When I first heard about "Skin Trade", my immediate thought was: "Is this a step up for Dolph Lundgren? Or a step down for Tony Jaa"?. Nevertheless, I was intrigued to see the two martial artists collide and my mouth began to water as the cast expanded. Ron Perlman, Peter Weller and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa are awesome enough as it is, but Michael Jai White too? I'm...I'm pretty sure I just came a little...