June 7th, 2013

The Viral Factor (2012)

A cop must decide between his profession or his long forgotten family

More info @ IMDB
  • I'm really starting to love foreign films, they offer different perspectives on life that you don't get from Hollywood.

  • The ones I watched seem to be more realistic when it comes to inter-character relationships and conflicts with one another. That may not be particularly true for this movie, but i'm just sayin' in general

  • so, this movie action packed and it gives Hollywood a run for its money when it comes to action sequences. Think Die Hard style but with more plausible scenarios rather than unrealistic run-and-gun scenes

  • plot was okay, but it was hard to follow, especially at the beginning of the movie where you are not sure how each charachter relates to one another. I guess I'll chalk this one up to not paying attention, even though I was intently reading the subtitles

  • most of the movie is in mandarin (I think?) with a few places with english

  • so, um, yeah. not much to say besides that if your action movie junkie like me, you will not be dissapointed

  • there are even legitimate helicopter chase scenes. Top that, Hollywood.

in a nutshell

a decent chinese action flick

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