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Quick take on "The Purifiers" - "You didn't hear about the polar bear?"
September 4th, 2005
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Quick take on "The Purifiers"
*head in hands* Well, if you didn't see this movie, you haven't missed anything.

First off, it's all style, and no substance. There is a city controlled by gangs, but somehow this gang, "The Purifiers", is supposed to represent the "good guys", compared to the others - and that's why joining up with the other gangs to cooperate is "bad". Now, that's pretty central to giving you a reason to root for this gang in the movie... yet it's never really explained. Sure, they're really good at karate, and we see them capturing a serial killer - but the movie seems to equate skill at karate with being right. Buzzah?

You do get a sense of the loyalty of the members to each other, and how important that is, and the members of the gang are very appealing, especially the leader. But without knowing what the gang stands for - and, sorry, but why should I care about a GANG? Who are these people? What do they actually do?

And Dom's role is really a fairly small one - even though they use his celebrity status to jack up sales by putting him down as the "star". Also, (I'm going to put this under a cut, since it's a spoiler, but I'd be surprised if you didn't see it a mile off) Dom turns out to be the turncoat - and, sorry, but it's not very well acted. *rolls eyes*. And this whole bit with the leader, John? It's so over the top - he's so martyr-like and goooooood. It reminds me of... damn, what was that movie in the '70's? The one with "One Tin Soldier" as the opening song... the one about saving the mustangs? With the pacifist who ends up kicking everybody's ass when he gets angry? *G*

So... skip it if you can. *G* Although, the amazing technicolor cross badges on the Angels ARE pretty cool. *L*!

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From:zanne68
Date:September 5th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
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Sounds like a stinkeroo. Think I'll stick with the Lost DVD, come Tuesday. :)
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 5th, 2005 02:41 am (UTC)
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Goooood choice! *G*
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From:rosamundeb
Date:September 5th, 2005 03:32 am (UTC)
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"Billy Jack"!!! Yes!!! Thank you... that was driving me crazy. *G*

You'll have to tell me if you agree, when you see it. *S*
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