It has been a while since I last visit cinema for a special premiere. Thanks to Clover Films Singapore for the invite. I had the opportunity to watch Shock Wave few days before its official release.
JS Cheung, 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 Blast. Cheung successfully uprooted the gang and arrested a few robbers including Blast’s younger brother Biao. However, Blast was on the loose and he swore he’d be back for revenge. Seven years have passed and Blast kick starts his plan – a series of bomb attacks have sparked fear among Hong Kong citizens. To maintain law and order, Cheung must put Blast behind bars and he is ready to sacrifice his life to fight a tough battle with the ruthless bomber.
The original theme song “慢慢习惯” (Getting Used To) is composed by local music producer Eric Ng 黄韵仁, lyrics written and sang by 刘德华 Andy Lau.
I definitely recommend you guys to watch this. This is one of the rare Chinese action movie that has a good story plot with visual effects. Andy Lau definitely charming as usual and his acting skills are superb. There is a scene which made me teary when one of the hostage is covered with bombs walked out from the tunnel. I cannot share the reason of teary here but if you watched it, you will understand where I am coming from. The actors and actresses did a good job in portraying individual characters in this show. The climax of the film is the bomb threat in the Cross Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong which reminds me of the Daylight movie starred by Sylvester Stallone. There is a similarities element in it.
However the ending is quite sad I would say. I wish it was a happy ending though. I will most probably watch again if any of my friends want to watch.
Date of Release: 20 April 2016
Language: In Mandarin with English and Chinese Subtitles
Run Time: 119mins
Genre: Crime, Action
Photos credit: https://www.facebook.com/movie.ShockWave/