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Sigh. Donnie Yen, Wei Zhao, a killer concept - how could this not be great!
Well, unfortunately, "they" found a way.
There's honestly little point in giving a summary of the plot here, as it may make whoever reads this want to see it, only to turn it off a long time before the end credits roll.
So, how best to describe this film honestly?
Well, perhaps mumbled, confused, dull, with poor action sequences, humour that won't amuse and zero chemistry between those supposedly loving and trying to seduce one another would be a pretty good start.
Seriously, films like this make me feel so sorry for all those aspiring writers, actors and film-makers who can't get the funds to put a low-budget project together, when such dismal trash is clearly tossing cash into the wind.
I needn't have to advise anyone reading this to avoid it, but shall do all the same:
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