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Parallel universes collide when a rogue agent assigned to monitor these universes begins eliminating versions of himself in each alternate reality. Assuming more energy and power with each version he destroys, he must finally confront the one man standing between himself and his ultimate goal... to be The One.
Action Sci-Fi Thriller - Typical martial arts film, lots of great action, very little story.
This one is even skimpier on the story than most, but the action is
nearly non-stop. "The One" is strictly for martial arts fans. The
sci-fi aspects (traveling between parallel universes) probably isn't
enough to interest true sci-fi fans.
PROFANITY: 1 GD, 9 S-words, NO F-words, a few milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: Lots of martial arts fighting. Many killed by guns. Nothing especially graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: LOTS of great martial arts fighting, shootouts and chases.. COMEDY: Only a couple of mildly funny remarks.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Most moviegoers enjoyed "The One." These are some very good opinions. There are some low opinions, but that's very common for this type of movie because a martial arts fan will bring a companion who's not a fan. I would recommend "The One" to martial arts fans.
As you can see, this movie attracted more males than females, but the females seemed to enjoy it nearly as much as the males.
The only difference age seemed to have in the opinions was that the younger crowd gave slightly higher opinions than the adults.
Most indicated that it was pretty much what they expected. Most would recommend it to select friends, which is understandable for this type of movie.
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
Strictly for martial arts fans. The story is nearly non-existent. There's just enough to create a reason to stage another big fight. While there are a few special effects scenes that you haven't seen before, most of it is just more of the same from Jet Li. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you're a fan. Everyone else should probably skip "The One."
Alternate life waves exist in alternate universes. This is a fact that everyone at the Multiverse Bureau of Investigation accepts and upholds. Every Multiverse Agent, that is, but former Multiverse investigator Gabriel
Yulaw. Yulaw, as he is better known, has traversed 123 universes hunting down and destroying his alternate life forces. As he slays each one, his remaining alter egos absorb the power and strength of those alternate life forces, gaining superhuman abilities. Yulaw continues his rampage, eradicating "himself" in each universe in an attempt to achieve his ultimate goal—to be the only one.
No one knows what the magnitude of such a phenomenon will be. No one can say what will happen to the delicate balance of the many universes if he is successful in his obsessive endeavor.
The other Gabriel Yulaw, known as Gabe, is the last alternate life wave standing between Yulaw and his ultimate goal. He is a great husband and an honored veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Gabe's life is shattered when
Yulaw, hotly pursued by M.V.A., enters his universe. But saving himself—the only alternative left to him—isn't as simple as killing his evil twin from another world. Unbeknownst to
Gabe, if Yulaw dies, the Multiverse Bureau of Investigation has strict orders to ensure that
Gabe, too, does not become The One.