Fucky Film Review!

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion

Posted by Web Manager on June 18, 2009

Woody Allen 2001

Caught this on cable the other night. Pretty damn good, for one of his more disposable films. When he wants to he can scoot a plot right along — in a totally obvious but effective way (see also the opening narration to VICKY CHRISTINA BARCELONA). JADE SCORPION has such a simple hook – we know everything and the characters know nothing. Mice in a maze.  And yet it works. Even though I really hate Helen Hunt. Partly because I hate Helen Hunt, actually – her casting is right on. I like the crazy gypsy music that comes in every time Voltan sends them on their way. And Dan Aykroyd.

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