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Blackjack Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dolph Lundgren

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Dolph Lundgren stars in this John Woo - directed film as a former U.S. agent turned private security entrepeneur. When his former agent buddy is killed guarding a VIP from terrorists, Dolph inherits his friend's adorable daughter, a plot motivating grudge against the terrorists, and a "paralyzing fear of the color white". Yes, really. To legitimize the revenge plot line, he is hired to provide security by a famous model, who is inexplicably threatened by the same terrorists. He fails to protect the model, who is kidnapped by the terrorists' assassin in order to set up a climactic final scene. But with the daughter's help, he overcomes his phobia in the last 6 seconds of the film.
This astonishing film is so appallingly conceived that it achieves a thrilling absurdity. The morass of pointless subplots, including fruitless psychotherapy with a nymphomaniac shrink and the wild goose chase after the killer into a milk factory which reveals our hero's weakness, leave so little time for the obligatory romance that the model almost disappears from the film.
The review of this Movie prepared by a Level 1 Blue Jay scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   bodyguarding VIP The terrorist enemy is...    -   terrorist group

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super muscles! (man)

Setting

United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   dropped from large heights Any profanity?    -   None

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