Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.
There is not one universe, but there are many, which is a multiverse. Supposing you are just one person, there are many other versions of you in the other universes, there are ways to travel, but only a police agency, MVA, can travel only for police procedures. Gabriel Yulaw is a former MVA agent, who killed another version of himself in self-defense. It made the other versions of him stronger. When Yulaw found out about this, he became power-hungry killing the 122 other versions for two years. After killing Lawless and getting captured by his former partner Roedecker and a new MVA agent Funsch, Yulaw managed to escape the prison and is trying to kill his last target, Gabe Law who is a police officer. He is also at Yulaw's strength. Roedecker and Funsch now have to arrest Yulaw before he can kill Gabe. There is a possibility that the universe could die or make Yulaw invincible. After encountering Yulaw for the first time, Gabe thought that it was his split personality, but it wasn't. ...Written by
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There is not one universe. There are many: A multiverse. We have the technology to travel between universes, but travel is highly restricted and policed. There is not one you. There are many. Each of us exists in present time, in parallel universes. There was balance in the system, but now a force exists who seeks to destroy the balance so he can become The One.
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STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs
Van Damme did it,Arnie did it,so surely it was only a matter of time before martial arts star Jet Li appeared in a movie where there was a double of himself.So it's safe to say it's been done before.But sadly,never this poorly.Director James Wong probably thought he was making a smart,intriguing movie here,but in fact ,the story of alternate universes and different versions of ourselves is as far-fetched as it is just plain silly.
Li is probably the youngest and most flexible action star around at the moment.Not only that,but his martial arts skill is amazing,as Kiss of the Dragon proved.So it only serves to hinder things further that the producers have once again taken the Matrix thing one step too far and incorporated it into practically all the fight scenes,when it really wasn't necessary.Not only that,but with Li as both the hero and the villain,(aside from the fact we've seen it all before) it's only a matter of time before the fight scenes become boring.Wow,Jet Li vs. ............Jet Li,who can win?Ultimately,the title spells out the rating.*
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