Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Kant Leung Wang Fat.

This one starts promising with a nice CGI shot following a bullet across a restaurant, through an open flame, into a man's neck, out the back, and into the glass door behind him, which shatters. But it's a trick -- nothing happens for the rest of the film, which centers on cop Michael Wong protecting his old girlfriend, a witness to murders committed by a Japanese gang, while his new girlfriend, a renegade cop, tries to kill the head of the gang (Yuen Wah) to avenge the killing of her father. Finally in the last ten minutes there is a final shootout, but it's boring, unrealistic, and too little, too late. When one of the main characters dies tragically, all Wong can manage to say is, "Why are you so silly?"

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 16, 2004.

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