Broken Arrow (1996)

Rating: ***
Director: John Woo
Music: Hans Zimmer
Cast: John Travolta, Christian Slater, Samantha Davis, Howie Long

John Woo's second Hollywood film gives him more of an opportunity to spread his creative wings, but still pales in comparison to his Hong Kong work. John Travolta decides to steal some nuclear missiles and his friend and colleague Christian Slater has to stop him. It's pretty much non-stop action, sprinkled with little Woo-isms throughout. His themes of honor, loyalty, and betrayal shine through, giving the characters more depth than a typical action film would. Many of my friends criticize this film, but I thought it was a lot of fun, even considering the fact that a nuclear warhead was detonated in the desert and no one got hurt. There are far worse ways to spend an evening.