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The Detonator
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04.25.2006 By: Sturdy
The Detonator order
Director:
Po Chih Leong

Actors:
Wesley Snipes
Silvia Colloca
Tim Dutton

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
A homeland security agent gets caught up protecting a CIA witness. He soon finds out that many people want her dead and heís the only one that can protect her.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Iím not sure what happened to the likes of Wesley Snipes, Jean Claude Van-Damme, Dolph Lundgren and even Cuba Gooding jr. They used to have decent film careers and could be counted on to turn out a decent flick every now and again. Well, those days are long gone and now if you want to see Wesley Snipes in action, you have to sit through the horror that is DETONATOR.

The plot is identical to every b-movie action film youíve seen. A tough guy has to protect or rescue a hot girl. It doesnít really get any more complicated than that. But in this case, they try to throw in a subplot about bombing a city. Unfortunately, they donít even mention this until the last ten minutes and by then, the audience is looking at the clock more than theyíre looking at the screen. I honestly canít imagine a scenario in which this movie would be enjoyable unless the viewer was severely intoxicated.

Make no mistake about it, it is a bad movie. It doesnít come close to being a good film, nor does it give the impression itís trying. Wesley Snipes shows up for the paycheck and thatís about it. The other cast members tried, but they donít seem experienced enough to realize thereís better work out there for them (commercials, perhaps). The film offers nothing we havenís seen done better by better talent and it makes you wonder why/how this film even got made.
THE EXTRAS
None except for some previews. And I donít expect a special edition any time soon.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
If youíre a die-hard Wesley Snipes fan, then I suspect youíll pick this one up with or without my recommendation. However, if youíre a movie fan, then you might want to leave this one alone.
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