this is the kind of action stuff that jackie chan would be doing if he were still 25 or 30 years old (although it lacked his sense of humor). some great stunts and one really memorable scene. jaa raids a building that is reminiscent of the guggenheim in nyc – circular with a ramp leading you to the top, but this one has stairs. at any rate, he fights his way to the top and it’s all shot in what appears to be one take. he kicks ass, throws people down into the center courtyard below, breaks things over fighters’ heads, etc. you can tell he’s getting tired by the time he’s disposed of like 50 different attackers and made his way to the top, but that makes it all the more believable and awesome. some good, creative fight choreography. the story is pretty average for the genre.
foley artists worked overtime and probably went through enough celery and pig bones to feed a small village.