Hung kuen dai see (1984)26K
Hung kuen dai see: Directed by Chia Tang. With Lung Ti, Te-Lo Mai, Leanne Lau, Kuan Tai Chen. A Kung Fu master finds out that an opium den is destroying the lives of the town he lives in, and vows to put an end to the den, but first he must try to defeat the strongest enemy he has ever faced: his addiction to the drug itself.
“Multiple people have compared this to Neesonu0026#39;s 2008 release of u0026quot;Taken.u0026quot; Both have a similar concept; Liam goes on a fast-paced journey to retrieve something special that has been taken from him. This time it is not his daughter; it is his mind. Unlike u0026quot;Taken,u0026quot; u0026quot;Unknownu0026quot; is more of a suspense mystery than an action flick. There are some chases and fight scenes, but that is not the main focus. The movieu0026#39;s plot is focus and it is unique for it is unpredictable. We are confused like Neesonu0026#39;s character and there are times we donu0026#39;t know if he will succeed. There are multiple twists and unlike most mystery thrillers, it took me more than half through the film to figure it all out. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eIn short, u0026quot;Unknownu0026quot; is a fairly decent mystery thriller. Good performances. Good story for a mystery. Good music. Good cinematography—I particularly like the whole gray, dreary atmosphere that reflects the filmu0026#39;s locationu0026#39;s bleak weather. Good twists. Good suspense— the sound mixers mustu0026#39;ve had a kick in adding emphasis on sound effects to startle the audience. The one thing I will note is that Liam Neeson is really showing his age. This is not necessarily a bad thing; on the contrary, it helps his character out. It gets tiresome that Hollywood always uses the generic 30-something year old actor with smashing abs who is tossed into a terrible situation. It is nice to see an aging actor play an upper middle-aged man who has perhaps lost his mind while running away from people trying to kill him. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMy rating: ***/****”