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Synopsis (taken from back): Two young and handsome cops Darren and Alex watch the charity event, and suddenly an assassination occurs. Alex follows the assassin and suspects the beautiful woman, Norika, with move of taking something off from the victim's jacket pocket. Actually, she's a Japanese interpol agent. Darren and Alex try to save Norika who is trapped, but in the midst of the bullet showers, Alex dies heroicall. Darren on a quest to save Norika and revenge for Alex, he pursues them relentlessly and defeats the gang in a high-octane action sequence involving helicopters, and fights on a large glass plane...
**I know the translation is bad, but that is what is written on the back cover.**
I have to say the fight sequences are well choreographed. Mark Dacascos looks great, Coolio does a passable job of the typical ghetto gangster, Aaron Kwok has improved in acting and his mandarin, the other actors performed well also. There is a great deal of English dialogue but it does not detract from the movie.
I am sure that audiences will really enjoy the helicopter fight sequence as well as the fight on the large glass pane fifty stories in the air...
I hope this was helpful.
And the story is about a Chinese police team of Arron Kwok and Leehom Wang, who must stall some plot of a joint force of Chinese crime syndicate (Dacascos) and American gangster (Coolio), about some drug deal, but it is just a usual excuse to carry on 90 minutes of exciting actions and dull dialogues. Just wait till the film kicks off its action scenes, which are quite impressive.
There are two things that you might be interested. Director Stanley Tong is famous for Jackie Chan films, especially "First Strike" and "Rumbles in the Bronx" (the latter reaching the No. 1 box-office hit in US), and ... (embarrasing silence) ... Lesley Nelsen's "Mr. Magoo." His first Holywood film was surely a bomb. But he went back to his roots, real Hong-Kong actioner, and made a pretty good one, even though it sometimes goes to far, showing too much superflous viloence.
Another thing is that the location is not in Hong-Kong, but in Shanghai, and that may add some value to the film.Read more ›
Disecting the story would be pretty pointless. It's standard fare and offers nothing revolutionary, but as with all martial arts movies it's what you come to expect. Kind of a shame really, but anytime I can watch Mark is ok with me.
There is a rather touching performance dealing with the death of a character and the girls are lovely. Again, if you're looking for something deep this isn't the movie for you.
Using Coolio's "real name" is a hilarious choice: during scenes in which all seriousness abounds, hearing "Maybe Lau's friend Coolio doesn't understand the Chinese?" or "Coolio! How about a drink before you go?" sent us into uncontrolled giggles. Alternatively, maybe that's what Rumble in the Bronx director Stanley Tong intended, as there's a number of other verbal and visual gags throughout the plot-filled but event-less middle.
The endcaps, as in most action movies, are where the big thrills lie. For China Strike Force, it's mostly Jackie Chan-style fast fighting with your requisite flourishes (impromptu props, sleeves ripping off, partner-based super-moves, etc.), some decent moving vehicle stunts, and a chase scene between a Lamborghini and an F1 racer. Incidentally, I note "death by blunt force trauma" but what I really mean is "Death by being slammed into an ancient Chinese temple while on top of a Lakers-colored Rolls Royce being carried around by a helicopter."
The finale earns the film additional stars.Read more ›
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not an oscar winner, but great actions and hilarious. two main leads are gorgeous looking. Just wished that Ruby Lin were leading instead of the Jap actress.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Shopper
"China Strike Force" is a solid representation of Hong Kong's fledgling 'Gen-X' era: its stars were lifted from the pop scene rather than Chinese opera schools, its gweilo villains... Read morePublished on November 22, 2010 by Michael Seahorn
I love Mark Dacascos and Aaron Kwok. As a fan of Hong Kong action films, this is a great film. The film was shot in China and cinematography is beautiful. Read morePublished on May 24, 2008 by leelee
I caught most of this movie on spike tv one night and from what i saw i decided to purchase it. I personaly think coolio and Mark Dacasscos have some solid scenes together. Read morePublished on March 6, 2007 by Jared Turner
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