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The Viral Factor (2012)
"Jik zin" (original title)

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Man Yeung
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Rachel
Bing Bai ...
Ice (as Michelle Bai)
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Sean (as Andy Tien)
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Man Tin
Carl Ng ...
Ross
Tin Chiu Hung ...
Mark (as Sammy Hung)
Philip Keung ...
Russell
Elaine Jin ...
Jon's Mother
Deep Ng ...
Man Yeung's former partner
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Jordanian Mercenary
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Tyler's Henchman
Issam M. Husseini ...
Jordanian Doctor
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International Security Affairs agent Jon is on a dangerous mission to escort a criminal scientist to another country. En route, a member of his team, Sean, turns out to be a traitor and shoots Jon in the head while kidnapping the scientist. When Jon wakes up in the hospital, a doctor tells him that within weeks, the bullet in his brain will cause complete paralysis. Jon returns to Beijing to see his mother, who confesses that Jon has a brother in Malaysia who was raised by his father, a gambler. Jon takes a flight to Malaysia to find his brother, Yeung. On the plane he forms a bond with Dr. Kan, who promises to look into possible treatments for his condition. However, when they arrive, Yeung tries to kidnap the doctor and when Jon intervenes, he's also taken hostage. The two soon realize they're brothers, and decide to work together in order to keep the criminals behind the kidnappings from reinfecting the world of a disease long thought cured. Written by Anonymous

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Full of actions & unconvincing coincidental happenings
23 January 2012 | by (Asia) – See all my reviews

This is another typical action movie from HK that will be loved by those who watch with their right-sided brain but not those with left-sided brain. Better still if watch without working on the brains.Anyway, you have no time for the brain. Scenes are fast, action start right from the beginning till end, mostly well filmed, fast paced but the whole story, main plots and sub-plots right to the action details are full of multi-layered coincidental happenings or actions and events all in the nick time that the audience will find it unconvincing and unbelievable. If only they have paid more attention to the script instead of the action. Revealing the characters or more of the story will spoil the fun, there are also too many loose ends. One important role's mum actually got lost in the middle of the action. Most of the acting are good except for Jay Chou who look lost throughout the movie but it's OK considering his "problem". The location of KL(Kuala Lumpur) made the movie better; instead of usual HK.


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