Sunday, July 13, 2008

New Police Story (2004)

New Police Story
Jackie Chan,
Nicholas Tse Ting-Fung,
Charlie Young Choi-Nei,
Charlene Choi Cheuk-Yin,
Daniel Wu,
Dave Wong Kit,
Andy On Chi-Kit,
Terence Yin,
Hayama Hiro,
Coco Chiang Yi,
Deep Ng Ho-Hong,
Ken Lo Wai-Kwong,
Tony Ho Wah-Chiu,
Timmy Hung Tin-Ming,
Hung Tin-Chiu,
Andrew Lin Hoi,
Carl Ng Ka-Lung,
Samuel Pang King-Chi,
Mandy Chiang Nga-Man,
Maggie Lau Si-Wai,
Asuka Higuchi,
Liu Kai-Chi,
Yu Rong-Guang,
Kenny Kwan Chi-Bun,
Steven Cheung Chi-Hung,
Wu Bai, Tats Lau Yi-Tat,
John Sham Kin-Fun,
Winnie Leung Man-Yi,
Philip Ng Won-Lung
New Police Story
An aging cop whose life takes a precipitous tumble. A decorated cop, Chan Kwok-Wing (Jackie Chan) meets his match in a vicious group of young thugs, who kill cops for fun and "x-treme" satisfaction. After Wing boasts that he'll snag this group of young punks in three hours, the group proceeds to dismantle his ten man squad with expert precision and more than a little stylish flair. Among the dead cops is Wing's future brother-in-law (Deep Ng), a factoid that leaves Wing crying and drinking his guts out...or perhaps the reverse. Either way, he becomes a broken guy. Enter young Frank Cheng (Nicholas Tse), an overly-sprightly young cop who makes it his personal mission to bring Wing back from the brink of self-destruction. Will he succeed?

Equal simplicity is applied to the bad guys. Made up of Daniel Wu, Terence Yin, Andy On, Hayama Go, and Coco Chiang, the gang of evildoers is given pseudo-understandable psychosis by the screenplay. This group isn't really bad; they're more like misunderstood kids who've simply taken their disaffection too far...into murder and completely over-the-top crime sprees. ~HKfilms

Ok. I'm not the biggest Jackie Chan fan. However, this movie was fun! I am a total Nicholas Tse fan so that is why I broke down to see this in the first place. I was not dissappointed!

I've read that this wasn't one of JC's best Police Story movies. I guess there are like 4 or 5 of them. Not sure about that. But.....this being the first one I've seen, I really liked it. I will admit it was a little heart wrenching in the beginning to see his comrades killed. Geez, I had to turn away because I knew it wasn't going to be good. It wasn't bloody or gory...just the thought of seeing your friends sickening. So that was a little rough for me. Yeah, I'm a bleeding heart. Sue me!

The kung-fu was awesome. I have to say JC's choreography is astounding. ASTOUNDING! It's just kung-fu eye candy...I tell ya.

So if your bored and need a little excitement to pump up the blood...this was a pretty good one. Watch it!

Nicholas Tse
Nicholas Tse
Ummm............*tongue is down to my toes, saliva oozing down my chin, breathe quickening, eyes bulging*........OMFG!
Nicholas Tse

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