Release date: May 10, 2013 (USA)
Director: Conor Allyn
Running time: 104 minutes
MPAA rating: R
Initial DVD release: September 17, 2013 (USA)
When you hear of a movie whose title has the word “Java” in it, you are immediately transported to the oriental way of living. In these past few years, Indonesia has definitely created a niche for itself as a dream destination for the always-in-love-with-the-exotic Americans. But Java Heat promises to be something other than a travel brochure. True it features American actors Kellan Lutz and Mickey Rourke, but the action takes place in Java, where a Sultan’s daughter is kidnapped by a dreaded criminal (Rourke), in a bid to steal the Royal jewels. What follows is a series of suicide bombings, which make up for most of the action.
In the backdrop of these bombings, a cat and mouse game ensues between Lutz and Rourke. Don’t leave everything to your imagination; download the movie to find out more. When it comes to action, Mickey Rourke is the actor to watch out for. Though he mostly plays stereo-typical roles of the villain, like in Iron Man 2, He can also deliver Academy Award nominated performance as in The Wrestler. If you are not particularly fond of the action movie genre, you can definitely view Java Heat, for the spell binding locales of Java and the director’s meticulous handling and portrayal of Javanese culture and traditions.