The Killer - Criterion #8
The Killer (1989) dir. John Woo | DP. Peter Pau & Wing-Hang Wong
If you ever find yourself in a John Woo film wearing a white shirt and you're not Chow Yun-Fat or Chow Yun-Fat's friend, you should be concerned. —ML
Thoughts while watching The Killer for the first time:
I remember 1989. How can that be 30 years ago?
I wish I would have embraced that Miami Vice big-jacket-with-the-sleeves-rolled-up look. Still cool.
Wonder what the squib budget was for this movie.
They’ve really nailed the look and sound of a worn out Blockbuster VHS tape for the BluRay.
John Woo needed one guy who’s only job was to wipe off the lens between takes.
The choreography of these shootouts is genius.
Wait. This is getting kind of silly, isn’t it?
I wonder if seeing Woo's later films (and all the imitators) ruined me for the this one a bit.
Serious advances have been made in the quality of fake blood.
I'm pretty sure that’s the same henchman who got killed in an earlier scene.
This guy is the worst cop ever.
Chow Yun-Fat destroyed this woman’s life and then just kept making it worse.
Oh, it’s an opera! I need to start over.