Thursday, August 2, 2007

Flash Point

Flash Point's working title were The Signal, Fuse, City Without Mercy, City with No Mercy.

An officer from Serious Crimes Unit aka O-Kei, detests crime and his lifelong nemeses are a Vietnamese gang of three brothers - Archer, Tony and Tiger. In order to further infiltrate the gang and fight them from within, Jun has planted a mole, Wilson (Louis Koo), who has managed to gain the complete trust of the gang. However, Wilson's dual role is exposed and resulting battles leave him handicapped for life. Before Archer's trial, Tony & Tiger wipe out all the witnesses.

The storyline wasn't fantastic but it is not too important because seeing Donnie Yen's action would probably be the seat filler. There's great martial art potray in the movie, ranging from kick-boxing to muay thai and a lil bit of pinning & grappling techniques that made fame from Brazilian Ju-Jitsu & Judo.

Louis Koo, in the other hand, is not a martial arts practitioner, he's always behind the wheels. Planted as a mole, he did quite a good job.

If you would like to compare with The Invisible Target (IT), IT gives a pinch of humour and human does look like they can die and gets tired after fighting. Flash Plash is always full of energy and by paying attention to the martial arts, you might learn a trick or few.

Movie showing nationwide except Cathay Cineplexes.

This is a 3.5 out of 5 flashes.

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