Sunday, 27 November 2011

Film: Assassin: City Under Siege



A group of circus performers are infected by a toxic gas in this madcap martial arts movie from Hong Kong.

Sunny (Aaron Kwok) is the clown of the bunch and he becomes separated from the others. While he recovers from the effects of the gas, the gang have been using their new found strength and speed (which enhances their already considerable abilities) to terrorize the city.

Will the laughing stock be able to save the day?

This crazy high kicking film evokes memories of the fantastic Kung Fu Hustle. While it doesn’t reach the dizzy heights of that film it does entertain. There are many brilliant fight scenes where Sunny and his newfound allies (two “specialist” cops) face off against the ever-mutating bad guys.
The action is peppered with nice moments of humour too.

This is a must for fans of Hong Kong action movies.

Assassin: City Under Siege is available on DVD in the UK now.

Ric’s Rating: 70%

6 comments:

  1. It was quite goofy, but I still enjoyed it a lot.

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  2. Yep, your kinda movie George.
    Let me know what you think Alex.

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  3. Looks like fun! Will have to check it out.

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  4. I reckon you'd like it Ty.

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  5. I'll have to keep my eye out for this here in the States. Looks like a great time.

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