Heavenly Mission–Hong Kong Triads, A Great Lawyer and the Bad Guys Win! I have to tell you this movie came out of left field for me. I watched this flick expecting nothing more than a run of the mill HK Triad movie and I have to eat crow on my assumption. This movie was refreshingly well written, good acting, had a great lawyer and best of all the bad guys win–or at least don’t lose. The story focuses on a triad gang member (Yip) who gets out of a Thai prison after serving 8 years for manslaughter. His return to the HK Triad scene is not welcome by the police who are determined to put him behind bars again whether or not he actually commits a crime. Needless to say, Yip has had eight years to plan his return and has anticipated most (but not all) of the HK Anti-Triad Unit’s tactics to keep him away from society. I love it when the “good guys” are portrayed as criminals with badges who will break the law as much as their targets to get what they want–motives which are not as pure as the driven white snow. Though it is a close call, Yip and his team manage to stay one step ahead of the task force formed specifically to keep him behind bars. If you can handle subtitles and want to see a movie based on a different perspective than typical Americana, take the two hours and watch this one, you will not be disappointed.
January 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Obviously a slip shot operation
December 12, 2011 at 9:19 am
I think I’ll have to check this out! =)
December 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm
No question about it do you need a copy of it?