The One

Photo source: http://imdb.com

Photo source: http://imdb.com

Genre: Sci-fi | Year: 2001 | Duration: 87 mins | Director: James Wong | Medium: VCD (ASIA VISION) | Trailer: HERE | My rating: 3*/5*

Favorite Dialogue: “YuLaw: I am Yulaw! I am nobody’s bitch! You are mine.”

The movie is based on the idea of ‘multi-verses’ consisting of parallel universes where events are intertwined. A group of Universes that decoded this formed a special multi-verse police force to stop the abuse of ‘quantum wormholes’ for inter-dimensional travel travelling across the parallel universes. Gabriel YuLaw (Jet Li) who was once an officer with the Multi-verse Authority becomes rogue and discovered that his strength increases when he kills a version of himself from another Universe. He then goes about killing the 123 copies of himself that are known to exist and their life energies flow to him and his one remaining counterpart, Gabe (Li again), in the 124th Universe, making him believe that after he kills Gabe, he will become ‘The One’, become the god. This idea seems to be based on a flawed zen-like concept of the First law of thermodynamics (conservation of energy).  Gabe, a regular cop in a Universe similar to ours, is unable to explain his sudden increase in strength. Helped by two Multi-verse agents, Roedecker (Delroy Lindo) and Funsch (Jason Statham), Gabe stops Yulaw before Yulaw becomes “the one” and rule the Multiverse as a despotic god. The gadgets used for time travel looks cool (thought very much like a mobile phone), and I expected the multi-verse guns to have lasers instead of bullets, and certainly humorous to see Bush proposing universal health care in one of the Universes!

This science fiction with mindless fight scenes is my Movie of the Day.

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About Manu Mayank
I work as an International development professional. My interests include reading, writing, traveling, movies, music, cosmology, collecting stamps, matchboxes, and rocks, mentoring, coffee, and computer games, among many more.

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