Overall i highly recommend this one!. Durasi: 92 Menit 1994-07-28 Pemain: Jet Li, Christy Chung, Kent Cheng, Collin Chou Penghargaan: 1 nomination. Retrieved 7 July 2015 — via. This has been done with Witches of Eastwick, coming out as Erotic Ghost Story; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, coming out as Yesteryou, Yesterme, and Yesterday; and Die Hard, coming out as High Risk. The film dispenses with many of the silly contrivances of Lawrence Kasdan's original script, substituting even sillier contrivances of its own, starting with the very first scene, in which Hui protects a government official by mowing down countless assassins. Here he exudes silent charm and charisma that makes his character very 'cool and aloof at the same time.
This is an excellent movie, and is worth a watch if you're a Hong Kong movie fan. Prior to this project, Jet Li had only done period kung fu movies. I much prefer Jet Li in the more authentic oriental movies to the Americanized ones because he seems more natural and believable. Kent Cheng appears in this as well as a cop assigned to work with the bodyguard. He's a tour de force in the fight scenes and good in the acting stakes too. This flick doesn't have enough plot for half an hour, yet they managed to extend it for an eternity of more than an hour. A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness.
Following a protracted battle, Hui takes a bullet protecting Michelle, but manages to kill Wang with a knife. The casting is unusual, and so is the plot. Jet Li starred in The Defender, a Chinese action movie in English 1994 A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is dispatched to help two Hong Kong cops protect the witness. William Chu is terrible as the kid, and was annoying to boot. After Hui lays waste to the killers and whisks Michelle home, she finds herself falling for him.
The story is also good. There's comedy, mystery, romance, and of course action! Simon Yam was briefly wooing Christy shortly after this movie was made. And he in turn softens as time goes by. Wong and a group of assassins storm the penthouse and start a gunfight. Corey also is the action choreographer so he is responsible for the quality of the action also, which was done well with a healthy dose of guns, explosion and kung fu.
She doesn't treat other people that way. I honestly didn't understand why a girl whose being hunted by the mob, went shopping in the mall, days before she was about to give evidence. He leaves to continue his duties, leaving her panting behind the door. Rating: Like Hollywood, Hong Kong is crazy for sequels and remakes. Li and Ngai's characters seem to have killed one another at film's end, but a quick fade brings us to a brief coda wherein the other principals race to say goodbye to the bodyguard at the border. Or for anyone that wants to see proof of why subtitles are better than dubbing. Rest of the cast do okay.
This is his 1st modern action movie that combines martial arts with gunplay. The movie's title is almost verbatim fact as Jet was from China, and Christy was from Canada. Corey Yuen did a fine job directing here with keeping the right tone, telling the story fluently with the right amount of action and getting good performances from the cast. It's so bad that it's almost farcical, and at times it's hard to keep a straight face; which does the movie no favours in the credibility department. Nonetheless, the final battle in the sealed house, with gas mains opened precluding gunfire and making the combatants literally fight for breath, is an extended treasure-trove of witty if implausible gimmickry. Strict and unyielding, Hui dismisses all but two of Michelle's squadron of local bodyguards, and tightens security, to her chagrin. Eventually he realizes all the hitmen have two pens in their front pocket as identification, and poses as one to take more out.
The film has a rather profound element of comedy entwined within it's plot. The unusual mixture of the two culture shows in the mood of these two actors. For the climax, not only does Michelle outrun a bullet seen speeding toward Hui in slow motion, but Hui outruns her outrunning the bullet, tossing her from harm's way. It made me particularly happy to see that he didn't. Michelle's wealthy boyfriend shows up for the end and attempts to buy off Wang, but is told his money means nothing; it's a matter of honor between the Mainlanders. But even as the duty-bound Hui spurns her advances, Wang Wen-jun Ngai Sing , brother of one of the fallen killers, lays siege to the house with scores of gunmen, who are subsequently slain by Hui. It's also grand hyperbolic fun.
Jet Li is like an unstoppable terminator in this movie, and it correctly highlights his skills, and power. My only beef is that I would have liked to have seen more gung-fu action and a little less gun play. Jackie Chan had a series of brainless, whining, silly girlfriends, women who made you wish for an overpass to shove them off of. Making extensive use of wirework for conspicuously impossible feats, the inventive choreography by director Corey Yuen who has a one-line cameo in the shopping scene was nominated for a Hong Kong Film Award as best action design of the year. There's only one fight throughout the film, which isn't that much for a Jet Li movie, but there's plenty of running and shooting to try and keep the audience entertained. Wai-Kwok Ng is okay as James but didn't have much to do.
Made in 1994, the film's political agenda deserves mention. Fat Po is an incompetent police officer that bumbles through life while Billy is an eager child who wants to look good in front of his peers. Jet Li is a bodyguard from mainland China imported to protect a prosecution witness the gorgeous Christy Cheung from harm. The cast on display here is nothing to write home about, and they're all poorly dubbed too. Things come to a climax when the transmitter sounds again, this time in earnest.