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Bulletproof Monk is based on a three-comic book series from the late 90s; that should give you a clue what you're getting into.

For myself, I didn't think the characters were mystic or funny enough to hold my interest, then mix in dull dialogue with wire work/ martial arts and you lost me.

I do think the young kids as young as 6 or 7 will love this picture (all the way up to 14 or 15). So let's give this to the young folks and I'll bail out.

With characters more two-dimensional than the graphic novel series it comes from (and villains even more so), Bulletproof Monk defies convention, logic, and even the laws of physics.

It's one battle after another as the monk with no name, sworn to protect the holy scroll of ultimate power, battles Nazis in the 21st century. (what?)

And then it gets silly!

Is this a buddy/buddy, kung fu, action/adventure comedy?

Or is it a poor excuse for a movie?

The one thing I liked about this movie, Bulletproof Monk, was the star's opening martial arts fight scene on a rope bridge, which I thought was very inventive and well done.

After that, it was all downhill for me.

The story's entire foundation is based upon a plot hole so big, almost anyone can identify it, and may recognize how pointless the entire film becomes.

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