Wednesday, June 11, 2003


A Video Review of "The One"

Copyright 2002 Glenn Walker

The multiverse. Parallel universes. That's the crux of The One. Maybe I shouldn't be reviewing this flick for a comic book review site. After all DC Comics created the Crisis on Infinite Earths because the multiverse was just too hard a concept for its readers to understand. Contrary to what they might think, I understood the multiverse at five and all my friends and fellow readers comprehended it at early ages as well. I maintain it was the idiot editors at DC who had trouble with the concept. Morons.

Anyway that's what The One is about. Jet Li has to face off against his other universe counterpart who has killed off all his other counterparts. There is an energy that flows through them all, when one dies the energy is divided among the remaining counterparts, making Jet Li and his evil twin very very powerful (stronger, faster, you get the picture).

The cast is superior for an action flick, Delroy Lindo is his usual great self. Jason Statham, who was also in John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is memorable as well. Look for him in the future, I see great things for this Aussie action hero. And Jet Li, well, no one else in the movies can kick butt like he can, Jet Li is the man. The action, The Matrix meets Superman, is non-stop and phenomenal.

Former Yes-man Trevor Rabin provides the soundtrack which is also peppered with some hard driving rock tunes. It gives the action flick the right flavor that you just don't get with your average Schwarzenegger.

This is a great flick and I recommend it for everyone, even DC Comics editors, maybe they'll get some ideas.

Previously published in a slightly different form at
Comic Widows

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