The Heroic Duo
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Jack Li then seeks out a former police hypnology expert. He is currently being incarcerated for the manslaughter of someone who threatened his wife .Jack Li thinks he can be useful as he not only says he knows who the hypnotist is, but was actually taught by him. He then gets him released, but even when he is being strictly guarded, he seems to be able to `disappear' at will. They soon work out that the theft from the police station was in connection with an auction of two ancient Egyptian gems, that are worth millions.
So this is a cops and robbers, heist, car chase, kidnap and psychological war fare film. There are sub plots a plenty, including missing persons, who are all linked to the players. Everyone seems to have a dark secret from their past, that they have not dealt with and the police are truly inept for the majority of the film. There are some great stunts, great camera work and cinematography and some sterling performances.
The plot is original and not schmaltzy, although some of the action is signposted, most of it is not and you will be kept guessing. It runs to over two hours, but you really won't notice as there is enough, action. Plot development and tension to keep you hooked. Thus stars Leon Lai Ming (Ken the hypnotist), Ekin Cheng Yee -Kin (Inspector Jack Li) and Kar Yan Lam as Brenda the girlfriend cop of Jack. It gets 6/10 on IMDb, but I think it's is far better, If you like Asian cinema especially the action kind, then this will not disappoint.
The police need Jack to assist them in catching another hypnotist named the Mindhunter who just happens to be Jack's old teacher. The Heroic Duo starts up when Jack teams up with Ken the head officer on the case and try to track down the Mindhunter. As the movie goes on you find out a lot of things like why Jack was in prison and if he even did the crimes he was accused of. I saw Heroic Duo in the video store just sitting there with a ton of dust on it like it had been in that same exact spot since it came to the store. I was going to pass up on it after reading the synopsis but changed my mind when I saw "Tartan Asia Extreme" written on the front. I thought that it might surprise me because all the other films from T.A.E are great.
To my surprise it wasn't as good as I'd thought. There are some twists that give the film some spice to it but nothing unexpected or too exciting. Action wise this film could have been way better and Ekin Cheng who plays officer Ken could have been used a lot better than this. He could've had way better fight scenes and more of them.Read more ›
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very engaging! love this movie, great story line, great acting.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Shopper
Let me say this, as some may suspect. It's a poor man attempt to catch on the success of the two guys duel drama - Inferno Affairs. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by M. Leung