(USA). The Pang brothers (The Eye) obviously believe that if it ain’t broken, fix it anyway. But this remake of their first movie, 1999’s Bangkok Dangerous, is a tedious, sloppy bore, starring Nicolas Cage (Ghost Rider) as a cold-blooded hit man who gets thrown into a quest of self-realization, where he has to choose between right and wrong.
After a 17-year hiatus, Patrick Tam, pioneer of the New Wave of Hong Kong films, comes back with a vengeance to bag the title of Best Feature Film at the 43rd Golden Horse Ceremony. While the Chinese title, “Father and Son,” over-simplifies the movie, the English title successfully illustrates the sense of isolation and loneliness that is prevalent throughout.