The Art of War

Jays Rating:

If you love Wesley Snipes, you’ll really enjoy his latest film of intrigue and deception called The Art of War. Special Agent Neil Shaw (Wesley Snipes) is working on a covert mission for the United Nations. Following an extremely dangerous assignment in Hong Kong, Shaw narrowly escapes by parachuting off a skyscraper. He begins his next mission by planting a hidden microphone on a Chinese Ambassador just prior to his United Nations address on the World Trade Agreement. In the middle of the speech a shot is heard and the Ambassador is killed. Shaw sees the assassin, and chases him out the door, up and down the streets of New York, over the rooftops and they both end up jumping through a skylight. Just as he is about to apprehend the assassin, he is surrounded by law enforcement and arrested. I find this hard to believe. After running through the streets of New York for twenty minutes, how come no one saw the real killer? He is taken into custody, disavo wed by his own agency, and to make a long story short, he escapes. While on the run he manages to find one of the Chinese interpreters who saw the real assassin and together they try to solve the mystery. During their investigation, the Americans, Chinese, and a right-wing Nazi group called the Triads, chase them. At this point I was thoroughly confused. There were so many people I didn’t know who they were. Well, I have an excuse; I couldn’t read the opening credits. This film is full of action, but the plot is confusing and there are so many characters introduced that none are fully developed. This movie is unbelievable at times, but entertaining and I give it a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.