Assume the universe is only one of many universes
and you are only one version of yourself, would you
want to share the "multiverse" with the other yous?
Jet Li doesn't (or at least one version of himself
doesn't). He's on a mission to be the only ONE. And
that means a lot of action attacking. However, of the
123 Li-victims, "The One" only shows two such
It's an interesting concept and one that has so
many juicy possibilities, but this particular
"Version" of the idea deletes nearly all ripe
tangents in an effort to focus on action. So you
might expect good action then, and yes, there are
moments -- some stunning in fact. But, by the end of
the film, they seem too few and too burdened by less
than average story telling.
Jet is great, I love Jet. In truth, I think he's a
pretty darned-good actor beyond his martial abilities
- I believe who he is on screen. But how many times
am I supposed to watch these two stereotypical
ultra-verse cops let him slip through their hands?
When potentially all of existence is at risk if only
one Jet prevails. That's just not smart. Am I
supposed to ignore the fact that regular people die
all the time of natural causes and eventually,
without need of martial arts would have only one of
them alive? Unless of course, some power made all
versions of ourselves die at the same instant ... but
then that would need to be explained in the film.
Anyway, I just didn't fall for the catastrophic
predictions if only one existed ... but since these
impotent cops did worry about it ... why did they let
Jet go over and over and over and over?