Captain Aktion wrote:EDIT: And I just thought of this...Was Jean Reno cast simply because he is marketable in Japan? I have no reason to really think this, but he did star in an Onimusha game so it leads me to think he has some cache in the Japanese audience, perhaps due to The Professional...just like here. I mean, did his character actually, logically need to be in the film? He never really did anything and it's not like he provided anything to the plot other than being a generic soldier type who sides with the heroes. He's just a heavy for the protagonists to fall back on, so really that role could've been anybody...So much to think about now
Personally I found Jean Reno to be the best character of the film. Maybe I'm biased because I'm part French myself and I found the humorous bits of him funny.
Ironically this was just on Showtime a few days ago and I caught the end chase. This reminded me of another flaw in the movie's logic (of which there are many): How can GINO - a creature that has been shown to be super fast (fast enough to outrun APACHE HELICOPTERS) - be too slow to catch a measly taxi? I mean I understand that the main characters are in it and thus they cannot die, but still.