When a wave of bloody daylight heists terrifies citizens and shames the police, a straightlaced cop plays dirty to stop a ruthless criminal gang.(Netflix)
Sometimes it is really hard to say a lot about movies that are entertaining to some point but mostly nothing special at all.
Movies with similar storys and constellations are kinda typical for Hong Kong cinema. The good cop gone „bad“ story line that gets presented here is not that new and Hong Kong has a long history of similar cop vs. gangster movies. Especially Andy Lau and Gorden Lam played in a lot of these movies.
Overall Iam a big fan of movies like this, if they are good. But there is sometimes just not that much to say about the 50th similar movie. You can see that, cause so far I spent most of the time telling you about that there is not much to say.😂
Still, some things here are special. The most standout things are the action scenes and the ruthlessness of the gangsters, they don’t seem to care about other people’s life at all. The movie isn’t even dull, for a big part of the time it really works ok. Sure, it isn’t the most innovative thing ever, but it works. Like I said, the action is really good and hard hitting, although totally over the top at times (probably a bit more than is good for the movie).
At some point, although I often pointed out the movie is not that innovative, it turns a bit too much into a no-brainer. Some things, even if they are understandable to some point, feel kinda too irrational and seem to only be there to justify the biggest possible final. Before that the movie felt a bit more thoughtful on the dramatic side of things.
The big final could easily be some part of Roland Emmerichs „2012“ in some way. Although it is fun tao watch, it sometimes feels almost ridiculous in terms of being over the top.
Whatever, for most of the time the movie is good to watch. There are a lot of well known plot lines going on but it is ok for a watch and especially the action makes it a fun ride. I still feel it had more potential. At least it has some impact here and there after all.