What the Hell Is Leelee Sobieski Doing Here?
It’s been a while since we played my favorite game, Hollywood Word Jumble!™ Here, we have the trailer for Acts of Violence, and its entry into the game is a doozy. Ready? Here we go: Leelee Sobieski, Ron Perlman, kung fu movie (actually, I don’t know that it’s kung fu).
Yeah. Oh, let’s throw in graphic rape scene. I know, I’m friggin’ baffled too. Whatever. Watch the trailer and then let’s discuss:
OK, so we’ve got Leelee married to Il Lim, who is also the director and writer. It’s a story about a man whose wife is raped, compelling him to secretly go out and brutally kill those responsible, without his wife’s knowledge. The only one to know is a priest, Ron Perlman. I am totally mystified by this plot. The fight scenes look impressive and well-choreographed (and pretty damn brutal), but strangely incongruous with the subject matter. Yet, apparently Acts of Violence has been doing pretty well on some film festival circuits. I’m not sold on it — it’s Lim’s first writing and directing gig, and his first full-length acting job as well. Also, I have a seriously hard time watching rape scenes. Not to mention the fact that Leelee Sobieski has never really impressed me.
Oh, who the hell am I kidding. It’s got Ron Perlman. I’m in.