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Flashpoint / City with No Mercy (Donnie Yen, Wilson Yip)


#1

Watch the trailer now

http://www.donnieyen.net/htm/gnnews/20070509220.htm



Wow. This looks like the golden stuff from the late 80’s and early 90’s.



Is it just me or is HK Cinema attempting a comeback? Wilson Yip, Donnie Yen, Wu Jing, Soi Cheang… those guys could get HK action back on tracks


#2

second trailer:

<LINK_TEXT text=“http://www.gscmovies.com.my/trailer/fla … railer.htm”>http://www.gscmovies.com.my/trailer/flashpoint_trailer.htm</LINK_TEXT>


#3

New english subbed (and mandarin dubbed) trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddCK6dOR-XM



Looking even better than before


#4

Review: <LINK_TEXT text=“http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/flash-p … w#extended”>http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/flash-point-review#extended</LINK_TEXT>



Sounds like this years SPL. Ye


#5

dvd coming September 27 (by Deltamac, thankfully). So far only yesasia is listing it.


#6

you’ll love it.

i do.

it’s crushing. staggering. sensational.


#7

I like Donnie Yen’s acting, but it action choreography just plain sucks. Every movie is taken down by it. Princess Blade was a bad enough movie, without his help.

SPL definitely could have been great if they used someone like yuen wo ping. He made Yen look great in ITLOD4 and Iron Monkey.



Waiting for action isn’t a problem when a movie is good, but if the movie is average why wait! That was my problem with Heart of the Dragon which had an excellent finale but the rest wasn’t too impressive.


#8

[quote=“HostOfThreads”]
I like Donnie Yen’s acting, but it action choreography just plain sucks.
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I’m having hard time reading that with a straight face, no offense. First time I hear someone appreciating his acting skills over his chroreographing skills.

[quote=“HostOfThreads”]
Princess Blade was a bad enough movie, without his help.
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Princess Blade isn’t about Yen, it’s about Yumiko :wink:

[quote=“HostOfThreads”]
SPL definitely could have been great if they used someone like yuen wo ping.
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Funnily SPL was the very movie that convinced my of Yen’s choreographing skills.

[quote=“HostOfThreads”]
Waiting for action isn’t a problem when a movie is good, but if the movie is average why wait! That was my problem with Heart of the Dragon which had an excellent finale but the rest wasn’t too impressive.
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That’s one of my favourite Jackie movies!



EDIT: typo


#9

It’s starting to look like SPL was the exception on Wilson Yip’s career, not Dragon Tiger Gate or The White Dragon. Flash Point doesn’t come even close to being this year’s Sha Po Lang. But who says it needs to? Yip and Yen deliver a perfectly adequate cop thriller that goes through all the genre cliches and packs 20 minutes of non-stop action to the end. The story drags badly but the Hong Kong night footage is a treat to the eye, as is the exeptionally beautiful female cast. None of the actors impress with their acting skills, but Yen shows an interesting glimpse of self irony in the beginning. His tougher than though cop act is pretty amusing to follow at times although I’m not sure if he intended it to be taken seriously. The fight action is good but lacks the intensity of Yen’s best work. The grassfield gunfight is pretty terrific, though.