XIII

XIII‘s Second Season comes to a close with XIII (Stuart Townsend) and Betty (Roxane Mesquida) stranded in China and XIII ordered by President Carrington (Stephen McHattie) to shut down the Chinese controlled HEARPE weapon once and for all. Rendezvousing with Barnabis (Rob Ramsay) in the Yunnan Province, the group uses his expertise to locate Dr. Ming Tang (Kerry Lai Fatt) who offers XIII the best chance to destroy the weapon with a Trojan Barnabis creates to give XIII control of the mainframe, if he can get close enough to upload it.

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XIII (Stuart Townsend) awakes in a cargo container on the Chinese docks just outside of Shanghai. His continued survival will depend on convincing the warring factions within Xu Cooperation and the Chinese Government that he’s their agent Victor Gong, beginning by trying to convince Victor’s girlfriend Ai Ning (Sarah Lian). Although M. Pong (Ho Chow) is willing to let “Victor’s” memories come back naturally and lead them to the third and final Tesla letter, government stooge Winslow Wong (Jack Yang) is less patient and far less convinced that Victor is who he says he is.

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Getting you caught up on all the weekend reviews over on RazorFine Review here are the links for the latest episodes of Elementary, Nikita, Person of Interest, XIII, Scandal, Teen Titans Go!, Glee, and The Big Bang Theory, and a review for the latest issue of Guardians of the Galaxy.

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Getting you caught up on all the weekend reviews over on RazorFine Review here are the links for the season premieres of Person of Interest, Scandal, The Big Bang Theory, the latest episode of XIII, the series premiere of Elementary, and new issues of The Flash and Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow.

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Inspired by the original Jason Bourne novel, The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum, the Franco-Belgian comics by Jean Van Hamme and William Vance entitled XIII took things to an entirely new level by amping up the action by layering mystery, conspiracy, and mistaken identity on top of each other until no one knew who exactly the main character really was, even the readers.

I’m a fan of the comic and this TV mini-series, despite a couple of changes to the story, does a pretty good job making sense out of the Byzantine plot of the comic. Stephen Dorff stars as a man with a unique set of skills, suffering from amnesia, and with an appearance and wounds that match that of the assassin who killed the President of the United States (Mimi Kuzyk). The only clue to his identity is a roman numeral tattoo of XIII on his chest.

Hunted by police, the Secret Service, the NSA, and a secret shadow organization of assassins led by Val Kilmer, XIII attempts to piece together his life only to uncover more questions than answers as well as an organized plot to overthrow the American Government.

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