Unleashed is a surprisingly good movie that will probably slip, quietly and undeservedly, from theater to DVD to obscurity in short order. It's hyperviolent, with echoes of Snatch and Fight Club—but the kung fu is too intermittent to satisfy audiences who seek only mayhem. Among the central characters are a young music student and an elderly, blind piano tuner, neither of whom engage in tree-jump acrobatics or machine-gunnery. The core of the film is self-discovery: personal growth toward enlightenment. Not a lot of opportunity for product placements or spin-off action toys, but several moments of thoughtfulness ...

(the motion picture was originally titled Danny the Dog, and was written by Luc Besson; cf. MatrixHype (31 May 2003), ...)

TopicEntertainment - TopicArt - 2005-05-14

(correlates: UpcSatori, Powers of Observation, MatrixHype, ...)