City Under Siege (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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Sunny, a lowly circus clown, dreams of following in his father’s footsteps by perfecting lethal Flying Dagger technique. That dream seemingly dies the night a group of bullies force Sunny into a mysterious cave where an abandoned military experiment turns them all into mutants! Suddenly bestowed with superhuman strength, Sunny finally has the power to master his father’s technique and defend the city against his horribly-disfigured fellow mutants!
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He stars as a circus performer in a traveling troupe. One day, they all discover strange chemicals underground, and for no reason at all, Aaron's fellow performers turn on him and become evil. Then they get mutated with augmented strength and start a rampage. Aaron also gets mutated which doesn't alter his looks, but makes him an expert knife thrower.
Shu Qi plays a news reporter who gets fired in favor of someone younger. .........Yeah right. She meets Aaron and they end up having some of the worst romantic chemistry of the year.
As mentioned before, the villains have no motivation to be villains and are just ridiculous. Colin Chou is their leader, and his mutant makeup looks awful. The script also requires him to be a whiny crybaby who has fits of rage.
Wu Jing also has a role as a cop tracking down the mutants. He looks like he should be the star of the film, but is completely out of place playing second fiddle to Aaron Kwok. His character also proves to be unlikeable when he proclaims that the mutants are freaks who need to be tortured and given autopsies.
One of the characters also has a girlfriend who dies simply to force emotion out of the audience, and it comes across as cheap.
After scoring big with New Police Story and Invisible Targets, it's a wonder how Benny Chan can direct a film with so little action. The fight scenes are very short, and instead of cool choreography it's a mix of gimmicky CGI and lame comedic antics.
This film is a waste of time, and I can't believe US distributors would want to expose this to potential audiences.
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This was a great twist on the mutant/monster movie scheme. It was great to be able to watch it in english subtitles instead of Vietnamese. It was like Mortal Kombat Legacy. Read morePublished on February 18, 2014 by Sam
Asian superheroes always "kill off" their villains and, sometimes, even die trying.
But this movie will have you cheering on this dagger-tossing, "Forrest... Read more