Lazarus Fell, a former naval intelligence officer trained in black ops and tasked with tracking down the most wanted Terrorist in the world, has gone rogue, realizing his mission has been inexplicably compromised by his own chain of command. As a result, Lazarus has faked his own death, forsaken his life, his family and all that matters to him in the world, to continue his solitary pursuit. But he has personal motivations as well, believing his father, Solomon Fell, Chief of Operations for the Office of Naval Intelligence, was killed in the attacks of 9/11 – the event masterminded by the selfsame Terrorist.
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(de) wrote: Une bonne adaptation de la bande dessine.
(br) wrote: Do like the premise of interconnected lives, just wish the story telling of the connection was faster paced.
(fr) wrote: somewhat entartianing
(kr) wrote: Its' special effects are incredibly astonishing but the plot, characterization, and writing of the film are so abstract and non-attracting that the film doesn't even connect to its' title all the way.
(us) wrote: I have never seen such a nice movie.
(ru) wrote: Can't get much better than this. A great story IMO. These characters are well played by the actors.
(ru) wrote: Not too interested but id watch it for the lead
(ca) wrote: Cheesy effects but fun movie!
(fr) wrote: Funny but funny can't cover hole movie
(de) wrote: Not a bad movie it's just cheesiness at its best
(au) wrote: Rachel Weisz is great but it all feels so routine and unwillingly to go the extra mile.
(ca) wrote: HARD TARGET is a stylish B-grade action/thriller directed by Hong Kong's John Woo (his first American film). Hard Target stars Jean Claude Van Damme as an ex-military, loner named 'Chance' whose ordinary life as a merchant sailor is interrupted by 'Natasha' (Yancy Butler) an attractive innocent who's come to New Orleans to look for her father. Unbeknownst to Natasha, her father (played by Hard Target's scriptwriter) became homeless and was enlisted by a group of ruthless entrepreneurs that organise 'hunts' for the pleasure of privileged individuals. Hard Target's first half has a certain amount of depth and social conscience (for an action film). For instance a homeless man 'Roper' (Willie C. Carpenter) is gunned down in public after no one will help him. But Hard Target's second half (where it moves from the city to swamps) degenerates at times into downright silliness. The climax in an abandoned warehouse filled with old Mardi Gras floats was meant to be somehow meaningful, but it's not. Hard Target's a reworking of a much earlier film 'The Most Dangerous Game' (1932) about people who hunt humans for sport. However I believe Hard Target got ideas from the James Bond film 'Moonraker' (1979); check out the scene where Jaws chases Bond's contact through the streets of Rio de Janeiro. It doesn't excuse Hard Target's failings, but Woo was reportedly forced to edit Hard Target because of the violence (and it was edited again by Universal Studios). Hard Target was later released on DVD with most of the action and violence restored. Hard Target's still not as violent as some of Woo's earlier Hong Kong efforts e.g. 'The Killer' (1989), 'Bullet in the Head' (1990) and 'Hardboiled' (1992). And since Woo's action style relies on shoot'em ups which would be too violent for mainstream American cinema, Hard Target suffers accordingly. Although Woo's vision may have been compromised and even with most of the action and violence restored, Hard Target's still at times pretty silly e.g. Van Damme swinging from ropes in the finale and Chance's hillbilly 'Uncle Douvey' doesn't help the situation either. And the way some of the less important baddies wear black baseball caps as if they're just there to be shot, beaten or blown up. Also there's this flimsy plot device about the New Orleans police department going on strike which head baddie 'Mr Fouchon (played by Lance Henriksen) and his men use as their opportunity to conduct hunts in New Orleans. In Robocop the police strike was plausible because in that film the police haf been taken over by a private corporation, but in Hard Target the police strike doesn't ring true. Hard Target makes attempts at being topical e.g. Mr Fouchon mentions that the war in Bosnia was an opportunity for him and his men to conduct some previous hunts there, so it would've been better if Hard Target had been more even toned and not allowed itself to mix violent action with absurdity. Although Hard Target is marred by silliness and implausibilty, it's first half has a certain depth. That coupled with it's polished look; it's style and some it's action scenes, could lead you to believe that you're watching something more than a B-grade action/thriller. If Hard Target had more thought put in and stayed within the confines of the city it could've stood out as a solid, memorable and hard hitting action film.