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Apr 24, 2010

Bodyguards and Assassins ...


Hello ...
First let me just admit right off the bat that ...
I'm not a fan of Hong Kong cinema ...
I can't handle guys with white beards fighting on top of trees ...
Nor can I handle the "Master" teaching how to run on water ...
But a friend passed me this movie with confidence ...
Saying thats it one of the best movies to come out recently ...
The movie is called Body Guards and Assassins ...
It stars an ensemble cast ... lotsa good talent here ...
I dunno many HK or Chinese actors ...
But the some names were familiar to me from my days in KL ...
The plot is not that original ... but it works wonders ...

Exiled Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen ...
Is returning to the British colony ...
To meet with alliance leaders to plan an insurrection ...
Against the Qing imperial government ...
Qing send out officials to assassinate Sun Yat-sen ...
But activist gather bodyguards to protect Yat-sen ...

Character development was good for the twists to come later ...
The choreography was really good ... I mean seriously good ...
The sets were impressive to say the least ...
Did a very good job of recreating Hong Kong in the 1900s ...
It a political thriller rather than a martial arts mash up ...
But gets bloody and vicious when it needs to be ...
Its a good dramatic film and invokes good emotions ...
Overall ... an awesome movie ... highly recommended ...
No wonder it won a few awards and got nominated for so many ...
In the latest Asian Film Awards ...
Laterx ...

4 comments:

Simon said...

You are getting old and wise my friend. Soon you'll have grown a whitish few brittle strands from your chin and will be floating above Male' concrete skyline. Kids will say, look it's a madi, no, a gudi, no it's...it's SuperSub.

BTW, I like the squatting-for-a-crap assassin on the right.

whatseek.com said...

You are getting old and wise my friend. Soon you’ll have grown a whitish few brittle strands from your chin and will be floating above Male’ concrete skyline. Kids will say, look it’s a madi, no, a gudi, no it’s…it’s SuperSub.
+1

Tor said...

You are getting old and wise my friend. Soon you’ll have grown a whitish few brittle strands from your chin and will be floating above Male’ concrete skyline. Kids will say, look it’s a madi, no, a gudi, no it’s…it’s SuperSub.
+1

admin said...

simon ::
now that you have seen the movie ... what say you ??? is it good or what ???

Tor ::
yeah ???

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