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Shock Wave (2017)

Chai dan zhuan jia (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Thriller | 5 May 2017 (USA)
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When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.

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Herman Yau

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Erica Lee, Herman Yau
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Cheung J.S.
Wu Jiang ... Peng Hong
Jia Song ... Carmen Li
Philip Keung ... Kong Y.W.
Ron Ng ... Ben
Leo Zi-yi Wang Leo Zi-yi Wang ... Biao Hong
Felix Wong ... Officer Chow
Sau Sek ... Wan H.F.
Kai Chi Liu ... Yim Kwok Wing
Cheung Chun Kit Cheung Chun Kit ... Stephen
Kai-Chung Cheung ... Lam Chun
Babyjohn Choi ... Wong Tin Lok
Joseph Kwok Lun Lee Joseph Kwok Lun Lee ... CHT Chief Engineer Tunnei
Ying Kwan Lok ... Berry (Lok's father)
Yeung-Ming Wan ... Chiu
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JS Cheung (by Andy Lau), a Superintendent in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Bureau (EOD) of Hong Kong Police Force, went undercover seven years ago into the gang led by the most-wanted crime boss Peng Hong (by Jiang Wu). Cheung successfully uprooted the gang and arrested a few robbers including Hong's younger brother Biao. However, Hong was on the loose and he swore he'd be back for revenge. Seven years have passed and Hong kick starts his plan - a series of bomb attacks have sparked fear among Hong Kong citizens. To maintain law and order, Cheung must put Hong behind bars and he is ready to sacrifice his life to fight a tough battle with the ruthless bomber.

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2km long, over 100k vehicles a day. A security nightmare. Today that nightmare becomes a reality. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese

Release Date:

5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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$23,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The project was first announced in September 2014, with Herman Yau and Andrew Lau Wai-Keung attached as director and producer respectively, and was set to star Nicholas Tse, Nick Cheung and Julian Cheung, with Tse portraying the main villain. The film was also set to begin production in November of the same year under a budget of HK$90 million. See more »

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Composed by Eric Ng & Kenneth Shih
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Get ready to go out with a blast...
1 December 2018 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I had the chance to sit down and watch "Chai Dan Zhuan Jia" (aka "Shock Wave") and must admit that it was nice to be in the presence of the gracious Andy Lau once more. I had not even heard of the movie prior to finding it. But seeing that this was a Hong Kong movie and it had Andy Lau in the lead, I needed no encouragement to pick it up and watch it.

While the storyline in "Shock Wave" is nothing that haven't been seen already, then it was still a very enjoyable movie. Especially so since I used to live in Hong Kong, so it was particularly thrilling to see the Cross Harbour Tunnel being the focal point of the movie. However, the storyline was rather streamlined, and there were no shock moments or surprises along the way, well aside from the ending - which I am not going to give away. But it was a story that headed straight ahead at 200 mph without any turns or climbs.

The acting in the movie was good, but then again Andy Lau is such a skilled actor that he masters many different genres, and he is no stranger to action movies. So it was no surprise that he carried this movie quite well. The characters in the movie were nicely detailed, and brought to life by an ensemble of different talents that each brought their own touch to the movie.

There is a good amount of action in the movie, and that is supplemented by character build and interaction. So that made for a very wholesome movie experience.

The downside to "Shock Wave" was its predictability. You saw things coming a mile away. But being able to look past that, then the movie was good entertainment and definitely a movie I would recommend that you take the time to watch if you enjoy Asian cinema.


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