sugoll (sugoll) wrote,

D.O.A.: Dead or Alive

I figure I'm gonna have to lay some IMDB on you for this. Unless, of course, you haven't completely ignored computer games since, oh, 1990. Well, I'd never heard of the computer game which, I infer from the movie, is a typical beat-'em-up.

Nor had I heard of the movie, for that matter, until I saw it in Blockbuster's "What's New" webpage, earlier in the week. I think the summary was something along the lines of "Hot chicks wearing skimpy clothing and doing kung-fu fighting - what's not to like?" Sold, I thought.

Looking at the cover, wherein Holly Valance (Neighbours, failed pop career), Jaime Pressly (Charmed, Torque) and Devon Aoki (Sin City, 2 Fast 2 Furious) look vaguely Charlie's Angels-ish, I was expecting, well, Charlie's Angels. Y'know - some special secret agent group foiling super-villains, while having perfect hair and nails, in high heels. Nope, it's all about a fight competition. But the hair, nails and heels still hold.

And it's fun. It knows it's not high-brow stuff. Hey, it knows it needs those heels just to reach low-brow, but it doesn't care. It says, "sod this, let's just enjoy ourselves for a bit."

Favorite moment: Pressly's interactions with her father. Imagine that: you're young, trying to be independent and stand up for yourself and generally make an impression, and your dad turns up. How embarrassing.
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