Saturday, January 27, 2007

Future Cops

Well, here's another Asian film that defies descriptions, it's Wong Jing's star-studded Future Cops.
That said, it's nowhere near as good as any of the other description defying Asian movies I've attempted to describe in the past.

Basically, this one asks a very serious, potentially life altering question:

What if the characters from Street Fighter were cops from the future, and they had to come back to the past in order to pretend to be high-school students in order to protect the kid who will become a judge in the future?

I'll let the brain swelling go down before I continue.

Better now?


Anywho, for the record, you really don't need to know what's going on in the trailer. Basically, the movie is exactly what the trailer shows, zany hijinks bookended by over-the-top action set pieces. There's even a scene where the characters enter a game of Super Mario Bros.

Yes, Super Mario Bros.

If you're familiar with Wong Jing's movies, and actually like them, you'll like this. It's mo-lei-tau comedy taken to it's extreme, especially when you consider the completely insane premise of the film. My question is what did Wong Jing have on these people? I mean, it's almost a who's-who of HK talent circa 1993. You've got Andy Lau, Jacky Cheung, Simon Yam, Charlie Yeung, Aaron Kwok, Richard Ng, and Chingmy Yau.

Well, I know what he had on Chingmy Yau, and it's what a lot of guys wanted to have on her. What ever happened to her, anyways?
I really don't have an opinion on this movie. Did I enjoy it? Yes. Do I think it's good? Hell, no. Do I think it's one of the stupidest premises to ever defecate on the silver screen? It's up there, yeah. Do I think anybody else will like it? Dunno, hard one to guess, but most likely not. Would I recommend it? Probably not, but I felt that it was well worth the 7 bucks I spent on it, and I'm not ashamed to add it to my collection.

If anything, I've got a better opinion of this movie than I do of Saviour of the Soul. Mind you, I went into this one with lowered expections, and went into the other with far too much HK fanboy hype. It's a bad, bad movie, but one I kind of liked. So take that as you will.

For a completely different take, read this.

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

<< Home