(May 9, 2016) Original
May 13, 2016
From IMDb: “Undercover cop Kit (Wu Jing) becomes a junkie in order to catch Mr Hung (Louis Koo), the mastermind behind a crime syndicate. When the operation goes sour and Kit blows his cover, his supervisor and uncle Wah (Simon Yam) decides to terminate the operation. When Kit disappears without a trace, Wah defies the order from his commanding officer and tracks Kit to a prison in Thailand. Thai Police officer Chai (Tony Jaa) becomes a prison guard in order to raise money for his daughter who has leukemia. He’s assigned to keep an eye on Kit. Even though Chai and Kit are in opposing positions and they don’t speak a common language, Kit turns out to be a suitable bone marrow donor who can save Chai’s daughter. While Chai is determined to keep Kit alive, the warden Ko (Zhang Jin) wants him dead to ensure the smooth operation of the prison, which is the front for Mr Hung’s organ trafficking business. Mr Hung shows up in Thailand so he can use his younger brother’s (Jun Kung) heart in a heart transplant to save his own life. The stage is set for a showdown…”
Poster Rating: C-
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Review: When foreign markets borrow heavily on the worst of American poster design, you worry about their capability. This design, although made for U.S. audiences only serves to prove the point.
Trailer Rating: C+
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Review: The problem with these martial arts trailer is that they too often look unmistakably like every other martial arts film. The lack of distinctiveness injures the film’s chances as no one quite understands why they need to see this particular one rather than the many others that have already been released.