2 The Grave
Starring: Jet Li, DMX, Anthony Anderson, Gabrielle Union, Kelly
Hu, Mark Dacascos, and Tom Arnold
Directed: Andrzej Bartkowiak
2 The Grave is what an action film should be; nonstop ass-kickin'
adrenalin pumping mojo delivered with a pounding soundtrack!
and Jet Li ripped the screen up! Believe it or not the story was
even kind of interesting. Naturally it was super far fetched as
all self respecting action flicks should be
but still wildly
goes, Fait (DMX) and his homies are jewel thieves. They are sent
in by someone, though I actually never did quite figure out who
they were working for, to steal some precious rare squared black
problem is these are no ordinary rare stones. These puppies come
with a slew of people interested in their where abouts and return
- each for various reasons. Some so they can destroy the world
- long story. Others so they can return them and destroy them
- long story and another party just to get his kid safely home
- yet another long story.
is an action movie so face it - it aint about the story. C2TG
is about action! And Jet Li whips some butt but good! The film
even manages to parlay an underworld no rules cage match into
the equation and he goes nuts. Li's just incredible!
He's just the sexiest damn fella to hit the screen in about a
or when ever his last movie was out is all I'm sayin'
Mmmm. He's like a slab of Grade A mansteak that's all tender on
the inside and roasted tough on the outside with a big old side
of butter sauce for dipping. Slurp-o-rama.
guys this is an action flick there's babes. Kelly Hu and Gabrielle
Union play the two sex kitten vixens that do everything from rob,
battle, and snuggle to an all out Male Fantasy 101 down and dirty
girl fight fest! See, everyone wins here.
the same team that brought you Exit Wounds
and Romeo Must Die are behind this theater of testosterone,
so along with Li and DMX your going to get that delightful talent
Anthony Anderson in the click. I just adore this guy! He's a hunk
of genuine hysterical talent. Remember I even went so far as to
recommend Kangaroo Jack because
of his work. Since it's a tried and true ensemble venture they
also brought back generic middle America man Tom Boswell, err,
Arnold. Tommy plays his usual kinetic sleastack perfectly. And
again the producers paired Arnold and Anderson for the last few
frames - literally - as the credits are rolling the two do a comedy
improv off each other brilliantly. And I tell you after two hours
of sensory over load their five-minute Improv as the credits rolled
just ended a perfect movie treat.
you dig action films complete with a helluva blow - 'em - up -
real-good scene - run to see this! If you're a script connoisseur
that enjoys discovering the character and watching the craft unfold?
Perhaps Spider is a better diversion
dear. Believe me it's polar opposite.
Recommendation: Thai food and ribs.