We know this is the prototypic pitch of every thriller in its type, yet we still pay the full price of a cinema ticket because the film stars Nicolas Cage and we'll probably see a lot of spectacular action and virulent gunfire. Parents need to know that this remake of a 1999 Thai thriller stars Nicolas Cage and has been targeting teen audiences -- and because of the hit man subject matter, it's likely to appeal to teen boys. Directed by the Pang Brothers The Messengers made an lively action-thriller with some good scenes and excellent locations. Explicit violence is to be expected in an assassin thriller, but most of the violence here is on the tamer side -- until the final sequence. The next trip is to you'll never guess Bangkok, where he has 4 people to kill, and he hires a young crook to work for him.
After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. But after Joe hires a witty pickpocket Shahkrit Yamnarm as his go-between and meets a gorgeous deaf-mute pharmacist Charlie Young , he starts breaking the rules and questioning his final hit. Actually the Pang Brothers remade their own film with a bigger budget, American lead actor and changing a few plot points from the original 1999 version. I feel sorry for Nicolas Cage. Is it my imagination or has Nicholas Cage been involved in a lot of B-type films the past decade? Yet, sleazy Joe sweeps her off her feet in no time! This film isn't awful, it just suffers from an average and completely unoriginal script. Charlie Yeung, a winsome Hong Kong actress who is almost 35 years of age but could pass for 21, plays Joe's love interest. Disc one has an sharp anamorphic Widescreen 1.
This is Action Movie 101, and unlike some movies it doesn't get away with it by glossing over the cracks with special effects, like Wanted. Get this: she's a pharmacist, beautiful and wholesome as they come, and a deaf-mute! Just realize you'll have completely forgotten about it the next day. This is definitely not a film that'll increase the tourist business there. Fans of the filmmakers work and fans of action movies will enjoy it. His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. It also appears that the person who hired Joe, breaks his rule of complete anonymity and tries to find him. I don't care how interesting the scenery is if you know the entire story arc in the first 45 seconds - and you haven't even watched the trailer.
But the people, who hired Joe tries to double-cross him by trying to find his identity and kill him, once Joe's last hit is too risky to handle. Storyline: Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person. The moody soundtrack emphasizes the atmosphere of melancholy even more. On arriving in Bangkok, Joe meets street kid Kong and he becomes his primary aide. Nic Cage gives a good performance as the unworldly killer and particularly the Pang Bros' depiction of the city of Bangkok is deeply enchanting. Now, he seems to prefer playing total wackos in stories that don't have a lot of credibility. Storyline: Bangkok Dangerous 2008 Joe is a professional hit man who picks someone off the street to do his errands, and after he is finished kills that person.
Plenty of film critics hated this remake but isn't as bad as what they say about it. Expect some drinking and drug references, too. Cage is humorless as the loner protagonist, and the Pangs don't help the sleepy first half of the movie with their reliance on slow, boring narration. I pretty much enjoyed this movie, don't get me wrong - but it's still not what you'd call a classy movie, not the kind of film he'd be involved with years ago. Unfortunately, this takes away the one truly ingenious aspect about the original.
Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. However, Joe has a hard time keeping his other life from her. Disc two is the digital copy of the movie. PencuriMovie - All the free movies on this website are hosted on the third-party sites and uploaded by other people. Thai actor Yamnarm infuses some much-needed levity into a few scenes, and Chinese actress Young is so lovely you can't blame Joe for falling instantly for her gentle beauty. The only thing not a cliche was the ending; that was a bit of a shocker. Plus of course the story has Cage break every rule he says is important - but never offer a plausible motivation.
His next assignment takes him to Bangkok, and as usual, he finds a street-wise guy named Kong to help him. Nic Cage looks like a corpse and his acting isn't much better. Why are professional hit men the protagonists of so many action thrillers? Nic is distinctly average in this and the performances of the supporting cast aren't much better with the notable exception of Charlie Yeung, who delivers a fine performance as the love interest. He hires a local Thai pickpocket named Kong, who has simple English knowledge, as his go-between in Bangkok, a condition of the contract being that the gang will never meet Joe. It's better to just watch it with your brain on hold and enjoy it, because if you start thinking about it, the film gets dumb and dumber.
After Kong has a close call and learns who Joe is, Kong asks him to train him and he does. Two scenes feature a topless woman -- one during sex and another lounging. He's the one Joe saves. Cage is fine in this movie but Yamhnam and Yeung have the better moments in the film. Director : , Screenplay : Jason Richman Author : , Producer : Line Producer : Executive Producer : , Producer : , , Matt Summers Executive Producer : Producer : Editor : , Original Music Composer : Director of Photography : Casting : Tarinee 'Aoi' Thaima Art Direction : Arin 'Aoi' Pinijvararak Production Design : Art Direction : ג'ו הוא מתנקש שכיר חסר רחמים שנוחת בבנגקוק כדי לחסל ארבעה מאויביו של בוס ארגון פשע בשם סורט.
Joe becomes tired of his so-called profession, he teaches a curious young man Shankrit Yamhnam to trained as a killer. If you're a fan of Nicolas Cage and rough action, you won't regret giving this one a look. Other than those scenes, the sexuality is limited to flirting, embraces, hand-holding, and brief kisses. The movie is like Marmite, you'll either love it or hate it. Joe takes his skills and decide to use it by the people, who hired him for the work. Joe occasionally provides insight via voiceover narration throughout the film. Contracts from the Bangkok gangsters are passed to Kong one by one via a nightclub dancer, Aom.
This is about an assassin called Joe who decides to end his career after his next trip abroad. In the original, the hit man was a deaf-mute but since Nicolas Cage is far too expensive to have him shut up the whole time, they made his love interest a deaf-mute instead. After completing a hit in Prague and killing his current help, Joe travels to Bangkok for an assignment to assassinate four people for notorious Bangkok crime boss Surat, whom he never meets. What do you think about that message? But when Kong is nearly killed, he asks Joe to train him up in the deadly arts and unwittingly becomes a target of a band of killers. Despite what they do, are they sympathetic characters? Joe also meets a local girl who is deaf and spends time with her. Meanwhile, Joe falls in love with a lovely young woman Charlie Yeung , who's deaf-mute. ג'ו מתכנן לחסל את קונג כשתפקידו יסתיים, אך להפתעתו הזאב הבודד הנצחי מוצא את עצמו מלמד את קונג את סודות המקצוע, ובמקביל מתאהב באישה מקומית.