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Throwback Thursday- Romeo Must Die (2000)

The story of Romeo and Juliet is immortal. Over the years, the story has been reincarnated several times over. In 2000, Romeo and Juliet was re-written for an urban, multicultural environment in Romeo Must Die.

Han Sing (Jet Li) is a former cop investigating the death of his brother, who was involved with the American wing of the Chinese Mafia. Trish O’Day (the late Aaliyah) is the daughter of a powerful African-American businessman. Things begin to get messy when Trish and Han get together romantically, while their fathers get together in a business deal.

While the core of Romeo and Juliet remains, this movie is a fun reboot, mingling the genre of Asian martial arts films and the world of Hip Hop.

I recommend it.

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