Camp, Wit, and Slo-Mo Doves: 20 Face-Ripping Facts About 'Face-Off'
Gang, we’ll just say it: we’re really scared of the notion of a Face/Off sequel. First of all, Adam Wingard is no John Woo. Second, and perhaps most importantly, Face/Off doesn’t deserve even the possibility of getting Independence Day: Resurgence’d. A legendary director at the peak of his game,and actually supported by his major studio? Check. Two iconic actors going all the way with the zaniness while also taking the project seriously? It’s prison visiting time. A perfectly polished script with great characterization, exhilarating twists and turns, and infinitely quotable lines? The damn thing revels so much in its extravagant wittiness, it ends up sounding like a damn Seinfeld episode. So, no, Adam. Just leave it alone.
Face/Off was a perfect storm of otherworldly talent, creative freedom, and studio backing. When it came out, critics even called it the craziest movie ever backed by a major studio. And sure, it’s weird, its concept is silly, whatever. But it is also a superbly impressive action movie. Will we call it one of the best action films ever made? No, we wouldn’t really say it is one of the b— just kidding, of course we would, have you even seen Face/Off? It may not be the best, but it is easily in the top 10. Top 20 at the worst. Also, have we said how we feel about Face/Off? We feel like you’re starting to get it. In this Pictofact, then, we take a look at this masterpiece by the visionary John Woo. We examine its writing, its production, and some peachy nuggets of trivia we didn’t even know until a few minutes ago. It’ll be awesome, cheesy jokes, perfect set pieces, slo-mo doves… Just awesome.