Sunday, January 11, 2004

The worst of 2003

How appropriate that a man named Kaos directed Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, an action film about as confusing and clunky as its title. -- Fred Hong Joo Jung, Korea Times

Actually, this wasn't from 2003. It played in 2002, but was so bad it counts as the worst film for two years in a row. Also, this is just an excuse to trash one of the most-trashed movies in recent years. It's one of the few films, I believe, to get a resounding 00% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

What's sad is that it's a "Thai" film because of its director, Wych Kaosayananda, who also goes by the absurd nickname, Kaos. An article from The Nation questions whether Thailand has lost out by having Kaos in Hollywood. I think not. And if he wants to return, he should be denied entry.

An embarrassment to Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, Ballistic was just violence, with no style and no point, plus a story that was meaningless and made no real sense.

Wych's only other feature to date is a film called Fah, which I have not seen. Others have, though, and give it a pretty bad rating at Imdb.

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