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Wasabi October 28, 2006

Posted by ujj in action, LAN, Mood: WTF, Reviews.

Wasabi is a spicy member of the cabbage family. It is used in frito lays or consumed justWasabi ! spicy mustard like like that as a hot salad. Why this particular french film is called Wasabi is unexplained. Like a tossed salad Wasabi (the film) has a lot of ingredients like a big built no shit taking T shirt wearing French policeman recovering from lost love and hangover, Japanese gangwars with guns and no kung-fu, a japanese girl who meets her french father after 17 years whose mother has recently died of .. yes .. cancer. Like all tossed salads the color of each ingredient stands out and looks (tastes) better with each other only. The genre is somewhere between pre 80’s action, when the hero had to be a close cousin of hercules, and present day comedy with a lot of saracasm and spoofs. A french kick-ass policeman is given an unsolicited break from work. He receives a phone call informing about the death of his girl friend, who he hasnt seen since the last 19 years. He leaves to attend her last rites in Japan where he meets his 17 yr old daughter. He suspects fowl play in the death of her mother and discovers her 200 m$ bank account and then we have a mystery on our hands, though not of the best ones.
The humour is way too cool and so is the action which is a little too much at times. Jean Rean (Captain Bezu Fache in Da-Vinci Code) suits the french policeman role perfectly his strong built makes up for his stupid expresssions and at time lack of them. One of my favorite scenes is the way he rotates a revolver on his middle finger like a cowboy, believe me that revolver keps rotating for almost 10 seconds, whoevers done it deserves more than what Jean got for the whole film. Jean’s is an old time friend in Japan is a person who loves to go back to the old times and is over eager to kick some ass, brings rocket launchers and hand grenades when Jean asks for a handgun. During a small 3 minute completely unimportant scene Jean and his friend have Wasabi which Jean instantly falls in love with and that friend of his doesnt take too kindly, thats the only mention of Wasabi in the film. Superb watch for action film and wasabi lovers, though theres not too much wasabi in wasabi afterall.



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3. Émy - April 26, 2009

The girl is not 17 but 19 and the actor is Jean Reno not Jean Rean. France’s got such better films however…

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