Written July 29, 2013
Wow, the critics were all thumbs up on this flick? Just saw it today. I knew much of the time critics' opinion don't count, and this is another one of those instances. In a way it was a disappointment. Should have waited for the DVD, or just get it from Netflix at best. I'd give it no more than a 2-star rating, a "B" movie at best. Many scenes were less than convincing really. Oh, it's just another gangland movie, this time involving drug trafficking. There was no worthwhile twists, just lots of shoot-'em-dead scenes. The shooting never approached the realistic way American films do. The drug cops nailed an drug dealer. It was sooooo easy that he turned on the Chinese drug lord. The scenes were shot somewhat less than convincingly IMO. Somehow, shooting scenes in Asian films are never as beautifully done as the American ones.