Writer: Charcoal Tan
An Empress And The WarriorsMar 10, 2015
‘An Empress And The Warriors’ is enticing enough to divert the attention, but without anything substantial within the duration it is quickly forgotten.
Badges Of FuryFeb 20, 2015
‘Badges of Fury’ cannot decide whether it is merely an abysmal spoof of cop films, an action comedy or a gaudy pantomime.
New Dragon Gate InnMay 4, 2015
May disappoint die-hard action fans, but would prove a good introduction to swordplay style films, especially for the H.K uninitiated and Hollywood lovers.
Once Upon A Time In China IIMay 7, 2015
In my opinion, this film does not have the same numerous levels within its story which made the first such an all round classic, however, much of the action is just as impressive.
Once Upon A Time In China IIIMay 7, 2015
Tsui Hark very cleverly realised that topping the fight action in part 2 would be almost impossible, and adopted a different style accordingly.
ShaolinMay 23, 2015
The dramatic framework is sturdy enough to make ‘Shaolin’ emotionally engaging, while the Yuen Kwai-orchestrated action is a delightful throwback to the Golden Age.
The AssassinFeb 18, 2015
Like an ultra-violent episode of ‘Hercules’, ‘The Assassin’ is enjoyable while it lasts. Evidence suggests it was not intended to be anything more.
The Cyprus TigersMar 4, 2015
The scenery is pleasant, but if a film review has to consist of that line as a recommendation then the audience should know what to expect.
The East Is RedMar 9, 2015
‘The East Is Red’ ends the popular series with a visual bang that pummels the viewer relentlessly. Unfortunately the exercise is very much one of style over substance and the overall effect is a bewildering one.
The PromiseMay 16, 2015
It will lose most of it’s audience by the 20 minute mark and even those that do manage to stay engaged past that point will likely be sleeping by the time our heroes ‘Fly away into the sunset’.
The Sorcerer And The White SnakeMay 31, 2015
Fairly tame fun that will easily appease the ADD generation who are hooked on special effects. Go into it with that frame of mind and it’s likely that you’ll find an adequate time filler.
The Treasure HunterJun 16, 2015
The set pieces in general are nice, while the cinematography and the musical score do stand out but again, as a whole the film just doesn’t do what it says on the tin.