17 June 2003 | peterdao
A different and pretty cool Michelle Johnson.
During the ten years that followed her successful debut as a hot teenager in "Blame It On Rio" opposite Michael Caine (1984), Michelle Johnson didn't seem to get lucky on any role she landed (including her double role in the not-so-cool thriller "Body Shot"). Then she got married to baseball star Matt Williams in early 1999 and was given another chance in "Fallen Angel" (aka "Revenge"). However, don't expect to find a sexy, curvy Michelle Johnson who once feasted your eyes and captured your heart in "Blame It On Rio". I first thought this was an erotic thriller myself. But Vicki Mayerson's bitter revenge is totally different from Jennifer Lyons' dangerous seduction, so to say. Nonetheless, director Marc Grenier deserves all the credit in making this B-thriller surprisingly entertaining. I enjoyed its good screenplay and cinematography, plus some nice acting by Michelle Johnson and (oh yes, believe it or not) Alexandra Paul (the Baywatch girl). Furthermore, since "Fallen Angel" aka "Revenge" has its plot based on the animosity of a young girl who survived a teenaged gang's careless prank, the flashbacks are well calculated to gradually unravel some dark secrets that lead to a dramatic and believable ending. Not a waste of time, compared to many senseless flicks that are labeled "thrillers" out there.