Friday, June 16, 2023

Podcast: The One (2001)

Your Stupid Minds gets down with the sickness with the 2001 Jet Li film The One! The movie that invented multiverses! [citation needed]

Yulaw (Jet Li) has discovered one weird trick to make himself all-powerful: If he kills all his other selves in the 124 other multiverses, their power transfers to him and he becomes the titular The One. Time cops hate him!

After killing one of the two remaining Jet Lis, he travels to the final multiverse after a space prison escape to kill his final self, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputy Gabe (Jet Li), married to veterinarian T.K. (Carla Gugino). But time cops Roedecker (Delroy Lindo) and Funsch (Jason Statham, attempting some sort of accent) are on him every step of the way.

Can Gabe defeat his other self, or will he succumb to a similar fate? Or can they live together in harmony as The Twos? And what do all the other multiverse Carla Guginos look like? We want to know!

Some Notes:

  • Featuring the most early 2000s soundtrack of all time, with Linkin Park, Godsmack, Disturbed, TWO Drowning Pool songs, and TWO Papa Roach songs.
  • Apparently Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson was originally tied to this movie, back in a time when that was a somewhat novel concept.

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