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Blu-ray Review: REMO WILLIAMS: THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Is One Of Hollywood’s WTF? Moments - Movies In Focus
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… is a film that should have spawned a franchise. Why this never happend is anyone’s guess. This slick and stylish ‘80s actioner from James Bond director Guy Hamilton features some wonderful action sequences, a rousing score and strong lead performances. It’s failure at the box office must surely be one of Hollywood’s WTF? moments, right up there with why did we try to make Orlandos, Bloom and Jones, movie stars and who the hell signed-off the John Carter movie marketing materials? Based on The Destroyer book series, Hamilton’s film sees Fred Ward as a slobbish NYPD detective who is presumed dead. He’s far from it though as instead he is given a second chance as super crime fighter, Remo Williams. Trained by the mysterious Korean master Chiun, Remo learns to do a multitude of amazing feats including martial arts, walking on water and dodging bullets – pretty much anything that Keanu Reeve’s Neo could do – without the added assistance of CGI. If Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… can be summed-up in one word, then it’s ‘fun’. Director Guy Hamilton helped steer James Bond in the ultimate Bond-movie prototype in Goldfinger, and he shows that [...]