Fun and Fury
This Frankie Chan helmed film has the look of
having been knocked off fairly quickly as it wanders around for the first
hour in an aimless goofy daze before it settles down with the action scenes
that one expects from a Frankie Chan film. There isn’t very much going
on here, but it does have a solid cast.
Leon Lai is a Singaporean cop – and he has come
to Hong Kong with his girlfriend, Vivian Chow, to meet her father (Kent
Cheng) who is a top triad figure. It turns out that back in Singapore Leon
caused the death of the brother of White Tiger a vicious HK triad killer
(played by Norman Tsui) and Kent Cheng is afraid that White Tiger will
take offense with him if he finds out that his daughter is engaged to Leon.
So he does everything he can to sabotage the young lover’s relationship
– even hiring Sharon Kwok (in an engaging and sexy turn) to frame Leon
as her lover.
The first hour of the film revolves around this
rigmarole – the highlight being a dance scene in which Leon and Vivian
and also Frankie (who plays Leon’s buddy) and Sharon show some nice dance
steps in a disco. Finally, in the last thirty minutes the action kicks
in when White Tiger and his gwielo minions kidnap Vivian and hold her hostage.
It is of course up to Leon and Frankie to get
her back and this leads to some enjoyable if not topnotch ruckuses between
our heroes and Norman Tsui, Kim Maree Penn and two other gwielos. At the
very most this is a mild diversion – and it does not contain the energy
or intensity of some other Frankie Chan productions such as Burning Ambition
or Outlaw Brothers. I think that is Vivian and Leon singing a duet during
the end credits.
My rating for this film: 5.5
Distributed by Universe
The transfer is excellent - clean, good colors.
Cantonese and Mandarin language tracks
Subtitles: Chinese , English, Bahasa
It has it's own trailer plus - Beloved Son
of God, City Kids and The Last Blood.
The sub-titles are easy to read.
Star Files - Leon Lai and Vivian Chow.