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Face Off and On
Member Name: Dangey2009
Advantages: Great action and interesting
Disadvantages: Confusing at times
I have seen a number of movies with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta and like them both in their own ways. They both play good and bad characters. In this movie Face/Off released in 1997, John Travolta and Nicholas Cage are the main two characters in this and they are both good and bad and chronicles the struggle between the two. It does get confusing though but is also equally interesting and original.
The movie was directed by John Woo who is renowned himself for action packed films and this was no exception for me. Having watched a few of his movies I knew that I would be in for a rollercoaster ride and I wasn't disappointed.
John Travolta starts the movie playing Sean Archer who has been in the middle of years of grief following the death of his son. The killer of his son was Castor Troy played by Nicholas Cage. He has evaded capture for some time since he killed and is still at large. Archer is obssessed with bringing him down and making him pay for what he has done. We see in a great opening scene, Archer getting him and leaving him in a coma. However, there are further twists when it's discovered that Troy has hidden a bomb somewhere in Los Angeles and Archer is approached to find it's location. In an elaborate plan he will switch faces with Troy and try to get information out of his brother as to the whereabouts of it. The intention will be then to switch back faces and resume his normal life. However, it's never as easy as that and there are twists and turns along the way and we don't know at times who is the bad guy and who is good.
It really is a great action movie, in no small part thanks to the acting of the two main characters in what, for me is one of their best movies for both of them. They both play each character with such emotions and you really believe in them. John Travolta starts off with morals and Nicholas Cage's character is pure evil. But as things get confused you start to wonder who is good and evil. I found it a riveting and interesting action movie that's one of the best.
Summary: Original if not far fetched story