Ballistic Kiss (1998)
I knew this was the sad one. The classy, sensual, classic Donnie Yen + sad one.
There's a lot of blue. There's a little Léon The Professional inspiration with the elevator scene maybe. There's red too. There's flashy gunfighting, and speedy running, but unfortunately bad aiming, and the '
I don't miss' mantra quickly loses value as the movie progresses.
The romance keeps it strong though. Without that it'd be just another half-assed romantic action movie, fierce and smokey or no, but when they start talking of the injustices of the world and all, and share their final moments on the steps of the glass factory... well, you know, it's not bad after all. Just sad.
The hitman scene was a highlight too, and I wonder if the black dude was the same guy as in Tiger Cage 1/2, but overall it wasn't as amazing as I remembered it... I thought there'd be a bit more sensual stuff too. Maybe a good thing there wasn't though. Kept it classy. Somewhat.
Still though. I gotta give it a careful four. It is what it is. A classic. Ballistic Kiss.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle