"There is not one universe. There are many; a multiverse. We have the technology to travel between universes, but travel is highly restricted and policed. There is not one you. There are many. Each of us exists in present time, in parallel universes. There was a balance in the system, but now a force exists who seeks to destroy the balance so he can become The One."
Ghost here! Thanks for joining me today for yet another
Last time I did a Ghost in the Case, I reviewed Turtles Forever. If you didn't read that, it was basically a story where characters meet themselves from different dimensions and try to stop a bad guy. Well that got my brain cranking into overdrive. I vaguely remembered a sort of action movie which had a multi-dimensional story to it as well. Something about a guy going across different dimensions and fighting himself or something like that It was a movie that I hadn't seen in 12+ years so I decided to track it down to review for this week.
After a little bit of Googling, I found the film I was looking for. It was a 2001 Jet Li film called The One. Upon looking up scores on IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, I found that this movie was definitely right up my alley for a review. It was something that I have honestly NEVER heard anyone talk about in my life (and also one that I had forgotten about myself). It's also something that your average Joe has ranked in the 50% approval/liking area. That all pretty much screams potential for this review type since that's the kind of stuff I like to go for. So.... lets take a look at this film that I had forgotten about and see where it actually lies.
I'm going to forego my normal segments of pointing out the positives and negatives in this review. This film is a very middle-of-the-road sort of film when it comes to quality and entertainment. Anything that I would talk about is either a purposeful artistic choice of the film or fairly inconsequential to the quality overall So I'll just talk about some... interesting choices (both strange interesting and legitimately interesting.)
This film is mostly harmless and well deserves that 50% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It's interesting enough to watch if you happen to catch it somewhere. There's nothing really that terrible about it, though some of the special effects aren't fantastic. That being said... in full disclosure there's nothing really outstanding about it either. If the idea of a science fiction action martial arts film interests you, if the plot sounds interesting, or if you want to see a cool fight sequence of Jet Li against himself then check it out. There are certainly far worse things you could be watching. It's not going to be anyone's favorite movie but it's certainly worth at least one watch.
This is Ghost, fading into the darkness.
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