The X-Women

Friday, July 8, 2011

Action Movie For The Day: THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight

You see this is why there should be more women driven action pictures. Women can make credible action heroes just like men, if not better. Geena Davis is awesome as Samantha Cain, a women suffering from amnesia, who is living the quiet life with her young daughter and dating a nice guy. Samantha has hired low rent private eye Mitch Hennessey to solve the mystery of her past. When a man shows up at Samantha's house to kill her, her reflexes takes over and she kills him. It seems Samantha was a former CIA assassin named Charlie Baltimore who was left for dead. Well the bad guys want to finish the job this time and soon Charlie and Mitch are on the run, taking down bad guys left and right. This movie kicks ass and Geena Davis rocks it as the super assassin Charlie. If you thought Uma Thurman was one lethal lady in Kill Bill, you need to check out Charlie. Deadly with her hands and even deadlier with a gun. She mows down the bad guys with lethal efficiency. Samuel Jackson holds his own as the wise cracking detective Mitch, who gets in on the action later on in the movie. They end up making quite the team. I brought up Uma, because Kill Bill seemed to borrow a little of the plot from this film. A wronged lady comes back to exact revenge and to save her little girl. And this film delivers all the action you could want and then some. Loaded with devious bad guys, snappy one liners, awesome gun battles and fight scenes, Long Kiss is a must see. And also has a very cool music score that brings more energy to the already fantastic action scenes. Good selection of songs too. Geena shows she can hang with the big boys Mel, Arnie, Bruce and Sly quite easily. From the writer Shane Black of Lethal Weapon and The Last Boy Scout.


Mitch Henessey: What I'm saying is, back when we first met, you were all like "Oh phooey, I burned the darn muffins." Now, you go into a bar, ten minutes later, sailors come runnin' out. What up with that?
The Long Kiss Goodnight

my favorite villain, Timothy.  ^_^

The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Long Kiss Goodnight

1 comment:

Irene Palfy said...

"Amnesia chick"? Hihi.. Nice..

Love that you are putting the video clips in!

And: The Who??!! Great! :")

Samuel L. Jackson? - I now want to see this film.

Thank you very much.