The One (2001)

Posted in Reviews by - January 03, 2016
The One (2001)

The One is a mixed affair: stylistically influenced by The Matrix but with silly cartoon violence. Jet Li has never acted better in a US production and although the film is littered with gimmicks, he still ends up looking pretty damn cool. The story is especially silly. It’s a sci-fi adventure following a serial killer through parallel universes. A crazy version of Jet Li is determined to kill all the other versions of Jet Li to become ‘the one’. It’s an ambitious premise and it just about works. The wire fu doesn’t look too out of place in a film dealing with alternate realities and the special effects aren’t bad either. Plus, the film ends with Jet Li fighting himself, and where else are you likely to see that?

AKA: Jet Li’s The One

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