Sunday, March 7, 2010
Bad Blood (Hong Kong. 2010)
Laughably serious crime film filled with great martial arts scenes. It's 90's Hong Kong Cinema all over again!
Dennis Law is making it his bread and butter to finance/produce/directed/write pictures that fail miserably at being 'movies' but work great if you keep your fast forward finger ready. Skip all the dull and meaningless dialogue scenes (That seem to never end) about family betrayal and stop on the antastically choreographed action scenes performed by some really talented people (Especially newcomer Siu-Fai Cheung, last seen in the underwhelming Coweb). Many would balk at my recommendation, but really, those people are not familiar with the art of classic Hong Kong Cinema - lots of filler with the hope of some good stuff. The last act is particularly bad. They kill of a main character and we're forced to hang with an unlikable bitch for an agonizing twenty minutes until the eventual bone cracking climax.
Structured scripts? PFT! Who needs them!
How come the old fat guy with white hair, Lam Suet and Simon Yam seem to appear in every crime film ever? Do they have some kind of black magic curse over the industry?