Hard Target (1993)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

 
PROS –
1) A criminal organization that arranges human hunting as a sport for wealthy individuals messed up this time with the wrong person. Huge explosions, stylish gunfights, slow-motion action scenes, doves, round-house kicks, and Jean-Claude Van Damme. Its John Woo in all it’s glory.
2) The entire action sequence with the bike chase is probably one of the best action scene in John Woo library.

 

 
CONS –
N/A

 

 

QUOTE –
Chance Boudreaux: Hunting season… is over.

The Killer (1989)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR –1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Outstanding cinematography (running two scenes simultaneously back and forth)
2) Stylish gunfights with dual-Berettas and Mexican standoffs
3) The Church & white doves – John Woo trademarks
4) Gory bloodshed
5) Black business-suited henchmen
6) B-Grade movie touch
7) Chow-Yun Fat as the Anti-Hero assassin.
8) High influence on future directors like Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

 

CONS –
1) Casting Sally Yeh as Jennie

 

QUOTE –
“I always leave one bullet, either for myself or for my enemy.”