Episode #012 sees Tony and Jay from How to Write a Tune and GL Productions returning this time for Tony’s choice Jet Li’s The One.
Released in 2001 and riding on the success of The Matrix this time travelling, CGI heavy, martial arts film sees (bad) Jet Li in an universe where there are 124 different Jet Li’s that must be defeated so he can absorb their powers and become ‘The One’, one of them is (good) Jet Li who has the power to stop this and become ‘The One’
With a plot holier than a crumpet this favourite from Tony’s youth also features Jason Statham’s now thankfully redundant American accent, the ultimate nu metal soundtrack (Linkin Park, Papa Roach) and a rat bomb. Yes thats a RAT BOMB.
Its a film that poses more questions than answers – why does Delroy Lindo always play a detective? Why are the 124 different universes? Could a rodent of that size really generate that kind of explosion?
Totally ridiculous and neither an example of good CGI or martial arts this James Wong film (we loved The X-Files and Final Destination) somehow managed to scrape 2.5 overall from the Flixwatcher hosts and guests – with Jay scoring it higher than Tony. ONE for Jet Li completists only.
What do you guys think? Have you seen Jet Li’s “The One”? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!
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Thanks to the Episode #012 Crew Jay Ludgrove (@BonesKnowsPod) and Tony Gordon @SirBonesley of How to Write a Tune
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“The One” was actually augmented by the Nu Metal soundtrack. We’re adding “Last Resort” by Papa Roach and “Papercut” by Linkin Park to the playlist. Head over and subscribe to our list when you have a mo!
More about Jet Li’s “The One”
For more info on the Talented Mr Ripley, you can visit the IMDB page here or the Rotten Tomatoes page here.
James Wong @Botanygeek
Jet Li @VerifiedJetLi
Carla Gugino @carlagugino
Delroy Lindo @DelroyLindo
Jason Statham @realjstatham
James Morrison @JamesMorrisonOK
Dylan Bruno @DylanBruno12
Richard Steinmetz @rs_steinmetz
Steve Rankin @steve_rankin
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