I found it to be an excellent action movie.
I went to go see Donnie Yen bring it and he delivered, despite this feeling that Yen is hit by old age. You can tell he was avoiding the quick punches from Ip man that he most likely cannot pull off any more, but he makes up for it with this new raw, tough and tumble style, made to look special with some great camera work.
Than again, another reason for Yen’s change of styles could be that I was expecting a kung fu flick but what I got was just this complete action film. It has everything you would expect from an action flick: Gun fights, car chases and fight scenes and what makes it nice is that you get more than one of all these things.
I can’t honestly give a good examination on how the story goes as my mandarin is non existent and I read subtitles at a 6th grade level, but I’ll give some credit to the acting that got me engulf in a story I was barely picking up. Some good character development was going here on the big screen.
I would love to say that this movie is as good as Heat, or somewhere around there because the movie feels like they ‘re trying to get there, but that’s a little too ambitious. It’s a decent police drama with a whole lot of amazing action and I’ll leave it at that,
Rest in peace, Benny Chan