Saturday, February 03, 2007


DOA: Dead or Alive (rather than Dead On Arrival). Well, that's an hour and a half of my life I won't get back.

Another computer game become live action flick: its plot was basically the same as numerous others in the genre, with a mysterious tournament involving only the elite amongst fighters. The only slight innovation is having the main characters female.

And we know why.

It definitely appealed to the teenaged boy ogle that still lurks within M. They were attractive women being all athletic and fierce, so ideal fare for a good gawp, really. No plot to speak of, and what there was you could drive a juggernaut through, doing some hand-brake turns, skids and stunts without coming close to collision with anything solid. Swiss-cheese had nothing on it.

But for silly action, yes, it filled a gap in the evening. And Kane Kosugi and Hung Lin were pleasant to look upon.

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