As the story begins to unfold, there are some hints that apart from having stunning martial arts skills, the police officer Tak also possesses psychic abilities, Due to the limited screen appearance of this character, we never find out more about that, although we are certainly willing to. This means that the film is a lot more well-rounded as an action thriller than. Louis Koo, Tony Jaa, and Yue Wu all deliver excellent martial arts performances and it is a pure pleasure watching them doing their stunts. In most of the cases, it is all about competition and lack of a good role in decent productions. On its third week, the film grossed ¥12,810,300 and has grossed a total ¥502,799,402 by then. The climax is violent, frenetic and all the characters meet their destiny. Furthermore, director Wilson Yip knows how to make use of his international cast and the shooting location of Thailand in order to create a movie which should resonate with international audiences as well.
Lee asks Chui to include him in the investigation and they soon are hot on the trails of the gangster Sacha Chris Collins who seems to be leading an organ trafficking ring and moreover has a contact in the police force. In his fights, on the other hand, he is balls-to-the-wall and unstoppable. Annie Wu and Grace Yip play a couple of pretty young things who encounter those trials of youth. Then again, even they may find that this collection of half-baked scenes, inscrutable imagery and, yes, a couple of splendid musical performances wears out its welcome long before its conclusion despite only clocking in at a less-than-expansive 73 minutes. While suffering from the loss of his beloved daughter, Lee kidnaps corrupt officer Ban in order to get to the bottom of the case. Nevertheless, Jaa shines with a spectacular, yet short appearance in one of the most staggering Asian productions of 2017.
He travels to Thailand and teams up with Chinese officer Tsui Kit and his partner, Tak, as they face off against American gangster Sacha, who is operating a black market organ smuggling ring. However, the role of the celebrated Tony Jaa could have been more developed. The use of the camera and the editing are flawless and Yip succeeds in depicting a mind-bending tragedy through the actions of his characters. The action hits with full power and the violence is bloody and abundant. Yes So that's it - a good idea for a film with a couple of interesting characters and relationships that,based around time travel, and a good time travel plot which is a rare thing It didn't set the world on fire - low budget time travel films never do.
Yet, the film still manages to surprise in this respect: Louis Koo really looks, when he isn't shedding tears, as if being an almost unstoppable fighting machine. The Ending We all know the importance of a satisfying ending when it comes to action-thrillers. The film well received by critics, with praise directed towards action director Hung's choreography, which won him the , and Koo's physical and emotional performance, which netted him both the and , winning his film first acting awards. Paradox 2017 Genre: Action, Crime, Drama Release Date: Paradox. Yes Does it make you think, even after the movie has ended? There Lee receives assistance from local Chinese detective Chui Kit and his Thai colleague Tak and also encounters American gangster Sacha Chris Collins.
Apparently, the mayor, who has put himself up for reelection, is fatally ill and needs a donor heart. Yes Is it poorly acted? Li Zhong Zhi continues on his goal to find his daughter only to realize that there is a case within a case and a mysterious figure behind the scenes. For example, krma is playing a major part and of course windows, through which someone is at some point going to be pushed through and might or might not die. After learning that his daughter Li Yong Zhi Hanna Chan suddenly disappeared while vacationing in Thailand, Li Zhong Zhi Louis Koo immediately flies to the country and requests for help from the local police. Story: Lee Chung-chi Louis Koo adores his 16-year old daughter Wing-chi Hanna Chan , but when she gets pregnant by her boyfriend there is a serious crack in their relationship.
The Writing While the writers Nick Cheuk and Lay-Yin Leung nicely build the story and the viewer ends up emphasizing the troubles of the three police officers, the overall writing is not top-notch. But nothing can stop Lee from bringing to justice the culprits and find his daughter, as he hopes, still being alive. He continued to nab multiple Best Actor awards across multiple awarding bodies, one of which is the 37th Hong Kong Film Awards. For some of the lesser characters, perhaps. The characters rarely use guns but rather their fists and knives and at some point, it all gets frenetic and pretty bloody. Written by Jill Leung and Nick Cheuk, the film stars as a police inspector who travels to to search for his teenage daughter and is aided by local detectives played by and.
Cast and Crew A true legend in the Asian action filmmaking — Wilson Yip is the helmer of the movie. What makes Yip so good in this business is his talent for choosing the best cast possible. He does eventually team up with for a brief interlude in which they rob a seed bank. It turns out that both have women on the side, though in wildly different ways. In other words, it is a metaphor for the eternal fight between good and evil. With its 100 minutes the movie doesn't take the liberty of dragging on.
However, compared to latter it lacks a breathtaking finale. Moreover, he also speaks Thai, alongside Gordon Lam , latter one sadly being a bit underutilized. A series of clues lead Chung-Chi to not only learn the fate of his daughter, but overcome the odds to stop the ring once and for all. His advisor Cheng Hon-sau Gordon Lam has struck a deal with Sacha to find him the organ. How far would a father go in order to save his kidnapped daughter? One day Lee gets a call by a friend of Wing-chi's. When the dust has settled no one will be saying that the action in this film is disappointing, but that special something is still lacking, like the alley fight of the first installment or the two-vs-one finale of the second.