Sunday, March 19, 2006

"Cradle 2 the Grave" review

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

Writing credits John O'Brien

Jet Li.... Su
DMX.... Fait
Anthony Anderson.... Tommy
Kelly Hu.... Sona
Tom Arnold.... Archie
Mark Dacascos.... Ling
Gabrielle Union.... Daria

Jet Li comes to town looking for some Black Diamonds. DMX is the thief who crosses with Li and then, (of course), joins forces with him to get the bad guys. They kidnap DMX's daughter. Lots of fighting, kicking and B-movie moments follow.

This was a pretty good action flick. DMX had as many fight scenes as Jet Li. Jet Li looked pretty bored. No one was giving him the slightest bit of a challenge. He had this "whatever" look on his face throughout the flick. But there were plenty of cool B-movie thrills. My favorite was Jet Li in the steel cage with all the street fighters. I was satisfied.

However I think the best scene was with Gabrielle Union stripping in the bad guy's office. I can safely say that if this acting thing doesn't work out for her, she could get a high paying job as a stripper. I'm not trying to be insulting. Well, it may be insulting but I mean it as a compliment. She had some great moves. Yes. The knee in the crotch. Classic. Only the best strippers go the extra mile to follow that up with a lick on the face. Gabrielle knew her stuff. Bravo! Encore!

SCORE: 3 out of 4 Unions

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