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Friday, 1 April 2016

The Bodyguard Review

The leng chais...errr....are back! Hehehe
The Bodyguard Review – Two of my favourite Hongkie stars, Sammo Hung acts and directs while Andy Lau acts and produces this flick.
Haaaaa.... #amekko! 
Uncle Ding (Sammo Hung) is a retired bodyguard who befriends his neighbourhood girl, Cherry whose life is in danger due to her father’s (Andy Lau) gambling problem with the local gangster. Uncle Ding unfortunately suffers from early stages of dementia becomes estranged with his only daughter after he loses his granddaughter under his watch. Due to the past mistake he tries his best to protect Cherry from being disturbed by the thugs. Despite his fragile state of mind, his still packs some punch and martial art moves to whack the crap of the criminals when they look for trouble.
Andy and Sammo! 
Please be warned there some graphic bone breaking and cracking scenes that might make you queasy. Added with crisp sound to match the effects got me unsettled on my seat. All this is captured with precise camera work slowed down and X-rayed to show which part of bone is shattered. Adoiiiiii. Other than that, the storyline is pretty much laid back with usual comic lines to fish out few chuckles here and there. Acting wise, Sammo was very convincing as a dementia patient while Andy still looks like he is in his 20’s, well…maybe not 20’s but 30’s perhaps. So handsome lar this fella. Hehe. Plus we also get to ‘visit’ Russia for little bit when the movie crosses border and the Russians themselves too get a taste of Sammo’s ‘Kung Fu Panda’ smacks!

Faitit go watch lor! 
I remember being a loyal Hong Kong movies fan during it’s heydays, featuring the four heavenly kings namely, Andy Lau, Jackie Cheung, Aaron Kwok, Leon Lai and of course, martial art master, Jackie Chan. Another favourite was certainly Sammo Hung as well. It didn't take much convincing for me to catch this flick to relive those good old times and both Sammo and Andy delivered their part well. It's not a huge story but had its share of value and lesson to be learned. Those of you who fancied Hong Kong movies during its golden age will surely enjoy this short walk down the memory lane. 
P/s - Thank you Runwitme for the preview tickets! 

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