King Kong (Samuel Hui), while vacationing in Paris, is kidnapped by a British agent called James (Jean Mersant), who wants to recover one of the stolen crown jewels, the Star of Fortune, supposedly at the request of the Queen of England. The jewel is hidden at the Hong Kong Police Headquarters and Kong will have to steal the jewel without his partner-in-crime, Detective Albert "Baldy" Au (Karl Maka), knowing. When James' devious intentions are later revealed and Baldy and his wife, Supt. Nancy Ho (Sylvia Chang) discovered Kong's heist, Kong finds himself at a crossroad.Written by
Oddly enough, then "Mad Mission 3: Our Man From Bond Street" (aka "Zui jia pai dang 3: Nu huang mi ling") was actually a lot more entertaining that I had initially anticipated it to be. I mean, the title of the movie wasn't really all that great. But for an action comedy that spoofs on other movies - thought mostly on the "James Bond" movies - then it actually fared quite well.
Needless to say that "Mad Mission 3: Our Man From Bond Street" is a blatant cash-in on the "James Bond" franchise, or perhaps even an homage. But director Hark Tsui actually managed to mix in a good amount of traditional late 1980s Hong Kong comedy to make it an interesting movie to say the least. And there is also a good amount of action, much akin to the Jackie Chan movies.
Now, I must say that I was impressed with the cast that they had managed to get together for this movie, especially with the likes of the non-Asian cast that made appearances in the movie.
While "Mad Mission 3: Our Man From Bond Street" was by no means a groundbreaking movie, it definitely provided for some adequate entertainment. And my rating of this 1984 movie is a six out of ten stars. However, keep in mind that the movie is much like a spoof in a way, so you shouldn't expect it to be a full-blown serious movie.
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