神槍手與智多星 (2007)
Bullet & Brain


Reviewed by: Sydneyguy
Date: 11/08/2008
Summary: I agree with Mr Booth

There isnt much else to add from what MR Booth said.

The action seems to be hurried along and there is no action scene that is really that exciting. All the shoot out scenes end quite quickly.

It does have a few plot twists which makes the movie moderately entertaining and i didnt guess the ending, though i had a hunch something was up.

My favorite scene is easily the "rope sea saw" scene, you'll know when you see it.

Is it me or does Anthony Wong's voice sound a little different to what he usualy sounds like......

Enjoyable enough for a once viewing

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: MrBooth
Date: 02/18/2008
Summary: Cheap & Cheerful

A Triad leader is betrayed and murdered by his own man, leaving his daughter with the combination to the Swiss bank account where all his money is kept - thus ensuring her danger. He also leaves her with the means to contact a renowned assassin & trickster duo known as "Bullet & Brain", thus ensuring her safety. A rookie cop is also assigned to protect her, somewhat inexplicably, thus ensuring her romantic interests are served.

Evidently this was a story/script that Wong Jing didn't think was good enough to film himself - which surely tells you something :-p Actually it's not that bad - the story is moderately interesting, a least in some of the ways it develops. It's quite silly - intentionally so at least some of the time - though far from the absurdity of many of Wong Jing's comedies.

There's a little bit of action, but it's really bad, unfortunately (sorry Mars!) - budget restrictions seem to be responsible, since most of the shootouts are handled by shaking/zooming the camera setting off a few squibs - though there are a few pieces of CGI that must have cost at least a few $ (though it is also bad, so maybe not too many).

I'd guess it was a quick, low-budget production that put bread on the more well known cast members tables for a few weeks and gave the director and lesser known faces a bit of experience and exposure. It's moderately entertaining within these constraints.

Reviewer Score: 6

Reviewed by: Tonic
Date: 02/08/2008

Very Wong Jing. Some decent enough stunts, nice plot twists, dumb humour too.

It's looks to be that quite a lot of the film was filmed in the mainland, it isn't even in filmed with sync-sound. Also Anthony Wong doesn't appear to have been able to lend his own voice to the proceedings.

Recommended for a good laugh.