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Bulletproof Monk

During three weeks of stationary bike exercise in the basement I watched a variety of movies on DVD. One, chosen at the recommendation of son Robin, was Bulletproof Monk. Its story line is like Remo Williams meets Indiana Jones; it features Sean William Scott who was excellent in Dude, Where's My Car? and Stark Raving Mad.

Alas, Bulletproof Monk falls rather short of those four films in terms of twisty plot, snappy dialog, eye-catching effects, or endearing minor characters. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for tree-jumping martial-arts and stereotypical villains? Perhaps the over-the-top mysticism plus highly-predictable story line has been around the block too many times before? Or could it be that I just wasn't pedaling fast enough to knock out my critical faculties?

^z - 2011-03-04