Laurent van Horn is the leader of a band of Dutch refugees on a ship seeking freedom in the Carolinas, when the ship is wrecked on the coast of Cartagene. governed by Don Juan Alvardo, Spainish ruler. Alvarado has Laurent thrown in prison, but the latter escapes, and five-years later is a pirate leader. He poses as the navigator on a ship in which Contessa Francesca, daughter of a Mexican noble, is traveling on her way to marry Alvarado, whom she has never seen. Laurent's pirates capture the ship and Francesa, in order to save another ship, gives her hand-in-marriage to Laurent, who sails her to the pirate hideout. This irks the jealous Anne Bonney and,also, Captain Benjamin Black, who was already irked, anyway. They overpower Laurent and send Francesa to Alvarado, and then Mario du Billar, trusted right-hand man, makes a deal to deliver Laurent to Alvarado also.
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James F (es) wrote: what if Purge is real in life?
Mark D (es) wrote: This is a heartbreaking, but necessary, story. It is unsettling to realise that all the cheap clothes and food we now enjoy in this country is feuled by the exploitation of these desperate people. I was also very suprised to find in the credits, Ai Qin played herself. I cant imagine what it must be like, having gone through all this, then to re-enact it all again. A very courageous woman who I have utmost respect for.
Baurushan J (it) wrote: Before director John Woo made his Hollywood Classics that involved Face/Off, Mission: Impossible 2 and Broken Arrow, his first Hollywood movie was Hard Target starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. The story is about Chance played by JCVD who is a merchant seaman who after saving a young woman named Natasha played by Yancy Butler from a gang of thugs, he helps her search for her father who is a homeless Vietnam veteran. Meanwhile, they learn that her father has become the victim of Emil played by Lance Henriksen who along with this cronies hunt homeless men as a form of recreation. After Emil finds out that the girl is investigating the murder of her father, he arranges for she and Chance to be ambushed, but they manage to escape into the backwoods. Now they must find Natasha's father and destroy Emil and his cronies before they cause any more trouble. This movie is sick and needs a huge fuck yeah! Jean-Claude Van Damme kicked ass as Chance, Yancy Butler was hot, Lance Henriksen was a great villain and the climax was one of the best endings in the past action movies. Hard Target gets a 9/10.
Karen H (fr) wrote: 2015-02-04 have to disagree with the blurb - it's pretty ridiculous.
Lanky Man P (jp) wrote: Easily the best anti-war films out there.
Ethan P (br) wrote: At around the halfway mark I became really disappointed in "Little Miss Sunshine," because it becomes stupid for maybe ten minutes. There's something the central characters decide to do that's completely out of nowhere, and doesn't fit the almost-ultra realistic tone of the rest of the film.But, after I got over the ridiculousness of this one part of the film, I was able to return to concentrating on everything else. And I liked almost everything else. The cinematography is beautiful in a broken sort of way, the atmosphere is perfectly decided, and (above all else) the cast is phenomenal. The adults of the film are as great as they always are in everything they're in. And Abigail Breslin, who I don't think I've seen in anything else before, is absolutely an insane talent. She's real and she's funny, and she's?? so far beyond her years I have a hard time believing it. Or, I guess she WAS all those things. It's been ten years since this movie came out, things might have changed.And while I'm mentioning the cast, I really want to draw my focus to Paul Dano's performance. I've only started to really notice him in movies recently, and I'm surprised it's taken me this long. He's always fantastic, and I think he's outdone himself here. What could have been just another angsty teen character became so much more than that.If it weren't for the stellar performances, I don't think I would've liked "Little Miss Sunshine" at all. Some of the jokes made me chuckle, but there were just so many clich (C)s, and that stupid ten minutes, I mentioned earlier, really is very stupid. But, again, the performances were very, VERY good, and that saved the film...Actually, that pagent scene also majorly contributed to saving the film for me. Most indie dramedies have that whole "the dysfunctional family is gonna be happily dysfunctional together" moment, but this one was especially funny...Also Steve Carell should have more awards.