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May 26, 2004

Wasabi

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Clearly, I have this stuff on the brain. I must have been sleep-blogging or something when I wrote about Blade: Trinity because I have a vivid memory of Jean Reno as Dracula back to back with Blade in a poster. Go figure. First up in my Luc Besson film festival is Wasabi, "quite possibly the greatest French-language, English-subtitled, Japanese action-comedy of all time." Besson's movies have a cartoonish quality and there is something extraordinarily appealing about Reno's self-effacing ass-kickery.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 26, 2004 09:00 AM

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Reno was huge in my favorite flick of all time: Ronin.

Whenever the plot requires him to "get stuff" he is sure to be on form.

Posted by: Jay at May 26, 2004 04:26 PM

"Ronin" was a terrific movie, one of my favourites too. And Jean Reno is fantastic whenever he's playing a world-weary but good-natured spy/assassin/etc.

Posted by: Chris Taylor at May 26, 2004 04:50 PM

For some reason I read 'Jean Reno' as 'Janet Reno'.

Posted by: Tim van Alstyne at May 27, 2004 12:09 AM

Janet Reno in Blade: Trinity works for me.

Posted by: Flea at May 27, 2004 10:38 AM