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Thursday, May 20, 2010

[2.25/10] Future X-Cops (2010)


Future X-Cops (2010)

Short review: Chinese-language sci-fi action film "Future X-Cops" stars Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau as a cop who travels back in time to foil a corporate conspiracy against a doctor who has created an alternative energy source that threatens the company’s monopoly on energy resources. Andy Lau reportedly agreed to do the movie only after the 19th revision of the script! He should have known that a script that needs nineteen revisions can’t be fixed and the movie will most certainly turn out an incomprehensible mess. "Future X-Cops" is insanely horrible and should only be viewed by children under the age of six, and people who love deliciously terrible movie-making. There's laughs to be had from the ridiculous action sequences and the poorly-constructed CGI effects. Director Wong Jing's skills with visual effects haven't improved at all and neither has his storytelling and directing. With its laughably bad dialogue, C-grade special effects, and with one of the most idiotic stories ever put on paper "Future X-Cops" is an absolute disaster!

  • My Rating: 2.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
  • IMDb: 3.9/10

8 comments:

DEZMOND said...

at least the poster looks quite amazing :)

Nebular said...

I agree. The poster's definitely well-made! Chinese film-makers better stick with period epics and wuxia movies, because sci-fi definitely isn't their genre.

DEZMOND said...

oh, I've asked Jaccsy last year, if Asians had some other movies beside epics, but I guess they just stick to what they do best :)

Jaccstev said...

Haven't seen this probably won't. I just don't have enough trust with Wong Jing's film anymore.

Nebular said...

You have the right not to trust him. He proved himself as a terrible film-maker.

Nebular said...

@Dezz
Beside epics, Asians make silly rom-coms and even sillier action flicks, but they're actually pretty good at making horror films, you know, especially japanese ;)[Dark Water, Ringu to name a few]

Jaccstev said...

Japan was no longer the place where best horrors are produce today. I think Thailand definitely is the ruler now. Just want to add some best horror titles from that country such as Shutter, Phobia (4bia) and its sequel, Alone, and Coming Soon. South Korea also has Tale of Two Sisters, The Red Shoes, Face, & Dead Friend as its best. Have you check on them? There were also number of great thriller and action films came from Korea.

Nebular said...

I've seen "Alone", "Shutter" and, of course, "A Tale of Two Sisters", which is one of my favorite asian horror flicks ever.[Hated the American version] I'm not underestimating Korean cinema at all! I'm anticipating with excitement this year's "Blades of Blood" and I'm also planning to see "Woochi" this weekend ;) Let's not forget chineese, who gave us excellent thrillers such as "Infernal Affairs" franchise and some decent horror flicks like "The Eye" .. and its sequels ;)