An undercover police officer attempts to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from the inside.An undercover police officer attempts to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from the inside.An undercover police officer attempts to take down a drug trafficking syndicate from the inside.
If we have to stick with Eastern action flicks for references I would call this a cross between INFERNAL AFFAIRS (written by the same guy) and last year's OPERATION MEKONG. Sadly, this flick borrows the convoluted plot from the first flick and the overall ridiculousness (and not to mention nationalistic attitude) from the second.
I have nothing against ridiculous action flicks, far from it, but EXTRAORDINARY MISSION tries to be a serious undercover cop drama while serving up nothing but clichés. It fails to be believable. Neither was MEKONG, but what that flick at least delivered was a barrage of hard violence and insane action sequences (with the shoot out in a mall half way through as the real high light). To see anything similar in EXTRAORDINARY MISSION you will have to wait until the last 20 minutes or so. The action is spectacular, but for me, it wasn't worth plowing through ninety minutes of unconvincing, uninteresting undercover blues.
If you're an action fan and haven't already seen OPERATION MEKONG I suggest you put this flick aside and watch that one instead.
- Jun 29, 2017