Jimmy Coy is some kind of freelance operative, specializing in explosives and enforcement,for organized crime. He is ashamed of his line of work, however, and wants out. He and his twobuddies are hired but a sneering, Snidely Whiplash villain to torch an arena full of spectators.Jimmy refuses to cause any casualities, but our villain won’t take no for an answer. Meanwhile,Jimmy falls in love with Cassandra, the stepdaughter of one of the head thugs. Cassandra is hersister’s skating coach, which means that w… get to see a lot more figure skating than is usual for amob film.
I wouldn’t have minded the clumsy, beyond-rudimentary characterizations and cliche-riddendialogue quite so much if the pace weren’t so plodding. After a decent opening shoot-out andmedley of kabooms, the story settles down to sadly amateurish gangland shenanigans.Yawn.
Decent sound, though only 2.0. The environmental effects are very strong, and are presentthroughout. There are all sorts of nice surround blasts and ricochets during the opening gunbattle, for instance. The dialogue, dumb though it is, doesn’t get buried by the effects. Plenty ofsound to keep you busy, then, even if the plot doesn’t offer much.
The picture is less satisfying. The colours, flesh tones and blacks are fine, and there is nospeckling. There grain is minor, though visible, and the image (fullscreen) is a bit soft. Some ofthe night scenes are slightly murky. The main problem is a tendency to pulse in and out of focus.This flaw isn’t as bad as I’ve seen on other discs, but it is still an annoyance.
A scored main menu, and the trailer. Nothing more.
This one is a bit of a snore, though it does its best. Too much skating, not enough budda-budda.
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