And what really sticks out, particularly for fans of Jet Li films, is that the fight scenes have a unique, almost feral feel to them. In most of the Fight Movies you hear some weird sounds coming when they hit one another; well this one were so brutally real that I thought wow they are killing each other out there. Fakat Bart ölmemiştir; 'köpeğini' geri almak için döndüğünde Danny'nin eski ve yeni hayatı birbirine girer. This brings the theme pretty much full circle as a main story telling device linking his character to the change he goes through. Honestly I haven't seen much Hosking's movies in the past, but believe me the main Reasons that keep you into the Movie are very fine Performances from Jet Li and Bob Hoskins. Freeman delivers as always, playing the kindly authority figure with firm but gentle resolve. There are a few instances of Matrix-style slow motion, but the spare usage works to the film's advantage.
The fact that the number of action scenes is limited is counter-balanced by Yuen Wo Ping's masterful choreography; do not expect a fight-fest. For the first time, the audience are treated to Jet Li's true acting capabilities. The first two Fights are excellent because they are shot very realistic and with a fast paced camera, the last Fights are more graphical and slowly filmed. Another plus to this Movie are the Sound effects. Both of em are wonderful.
Unleashed is not an action movie. Jet Li seems genuine and earnest--perhaps this is because the actor openly acknowledges that this film is close to his heart: as a Buddhist, Jet Li is against violence, and this film portrays the fight between humanity and violence. As always they will promote the Movie as one of Li's new Martial Arts Festival, with non-stop ass kicking from Li but Please always keep in Mind, Li is more acting than fighting in this Movie!! It also didn't help that these movies were poorly written and acted, failing to work as either a showcase for Li's moves or his charisma. Starting over with a clean slate, Danny comes to enjoy his new life and loving family; no longer is violence or cruelty something he must face everyday. But we must remember that first and foremost, this is an action movie. The way in which they are performed and shot really give you the sense that these are all moves of instinct and pure animalistic rage as opposed to disciplined training.
Danny is also Bart's 1 enforcer, his only restraint being a metal collar that he wears around his neck as a symbol of the mental prison he's confined to. Everything changes when Danny boy meets a Piano Tuner named Sam. The film's premise, that of a violent man finding a better life, is nothing new but rarely have I seen the simple but effective premise delivered so well and with such genuine heart. But as I watched the first two Fights I was impressed how everybody involved in the Fight Sequences, did such a wonderful Job on letting them look brutal and realistic. It is a Drama with Martial Arts Elements in it. Not only does this film serve the purpose of rocketing Li into American stardom, but it's also a showcase for his acting talents. Nonetheless very impressive Fights are in the Movie, it is the Storyline between Danny Li , Bart Hoskins , Sam Freeman and Victoria Condon that keeps you in the Movie.
He's first presented as a mute, possibly handicapped mentally, and unable to function outside a life of violence. Well first off all of you going into this Movie expecting a Martial arts festival, I have to disappoint you. At this point he seems to only defend himself, which interestingly shows him being rather timid, giving you the impression that Danny is reliant on the rage to fight. This definitely a unique kind of movie for Jet Li and Martial Arts. And it was this element that I focused on in the film, aside from the brutal fight sequences. Tam 30 yaşına kadar, kendisini annesinden çok küçük yaşta almış Bart adlı adamın ofisinin altındaki küçük bir depoda yaşayan Danny, bir öldürme makinesi olarak eğtilmiştir. Music also plays a key role in his self-discovery as it awakens long-lost memories of his childhood.
But there is a human soul trapped underneath that seemingly calm facade, rugged face, and raggedy clothing. As he hears Sam tuning the first piano in the movie, Danny is drawn to it. That style leads to some particular brutal, bone crunching scenes that leaves the audience wanting to see more, and wondering what was done to Danny to make him into what we see. When Bart is attacked by a group of unnamed thugs and presumed killed in the fray, Danny is left to fend for himself. In saying that, all of the martial arts elements are there — the punches, kicks, blocks, flips — everything.
If a client wishes to pay Bart, the collar stays on; if the client doesn't wish to pay, the collar comes off, and Danny is +unleashed+, attacking any and all with the primal ferocity of any caged animal, which many times leaves a room and its occupants in shambles, and eagerly willing to pay up to Bart. It was the perfect mix of action and comedy within a heartfelt story. Eventually Danny runs away from his owner, learning how to be human again. Like a dog, Danny wears a collar, shy and seemingly dumb whenever it's clasped around his neck, but a ferocious killer once he's unleashed. As an action movie, Unleashed is both fast and slow.
Unleashed is one part martial arts film and one part Frankenstein story, showing that no matter how monstrous a person can be made to act, the choice to be a monster still rests inside them. As a kick-ass action film, Unleashed is superb. The supporting roles are excellent, with Morgan Freeman doing what he does best as the blind man Sam, and Kerry Condon is excellent as well, with both performers able to provide a welcome counter to the film's brutal and bleak premise. Danny, bu olaydan sonra kendisini sahiplenen sanatçı Sam ve üvey kızı Victoria'nın yanında sevginin ne olduğunu öğrenirken, Bart'ın öldüğüne inanmaktadır. However, when his former owner finds him, a showdown occurs for the life of Danny's adopted family; the blind man and his daughter.
Li is surrounded by a fantastic cast with great actors Morgan Freeman and Bob Hoskins pulling their own weight. There's even a terrific fight scene inside a tiny bathroom that far outdoes a similar scene in The Matrix. I should also not slight director Louis Leterrier, who puts it all together with the right mix of strong style and natural storytelling. Do however expect an unpretentious touching story featuring good actors with a few spectacular action scenes. Of course Morgan Freeman was simply brilliant, and Bob Hoskins did an amazing job as the villain. So it's all the more satisfying that Unleashed goes through its entire running time without succumbing to any single one of these flaws.
To really enjoy, you have to remember that. Of course he snaps when he realises he may die, and goes totally nuts. Danny yearns for more than just killing; he discovers music and is saved by it. A rabid dog with a collar, Danny is kept in a cage and trained like an attack hound. It becomes an activity that helps to bring his character to the surface a bit more, and as they state at the end of the film — the music literally saves his life. The transformation and natural maturity Danny undergoes is engaging, and it's to no small measure of Li's performance that we hope Danny can entirely shed his former life even when we know it'll inevitably catch up with him. Lacking normal survival skills, he eventually finds room and board with a kind and blind piano-tuner named Sam Morgan Freeman and his musically-talented and young stepdaughter Victoria Kerry Condon.