They have it all. With the magic of the sport, the cheerleaders, the millions,
the heights and the charisma, the NBA players in the US are stars in their own
right. And in a land where sport is considered to be a part of showbiz, it's not
surprising that Hollywood decides to borrow sporting icons to be pivots in its
productions. You had Michael Jordan in Space Jam and now you have the NBA star
Dennis Rodman playing the lead in Simon Sez.
When a film is touted as an action flick and when Dennis Rodman is the star of the movie, you'd be justified in expecting chutzpah, style, attitude and thrills, and there's all that in Simon Sez. Only, the originality on the script front leaves a lot to be desired. So you have the kidnap-military secrets-computer geeks-femme fatale formula to make yet another Hollywood movie banking solely on star power.
When a megalomaniac kidnaps the daughter of a defence analyst and demands a disc containing some US military secrets, an ultra-cool Interpol agent, Simon (Rodman) is appointed to take care of the problem. His weapons are his attitude, his background as an agent for many secret missions and two computer expert monks (Pinette and Harris).
Together, they set about their task amidst some 'really enjoyable hurdles' like a drop dead good-looking Dane Cook who is as adept at the martial arts as Simon is. There are plenty of action sequences, car chases and comic thrills, with Rodman finally ruling the roost.
If you are an action geek and want to have a blast, this pregnant-with-attitude
movie has enough thrills in store for you. You can also check out on the extra
dimension of a sportsman - that of a performer.