The real shame of it is that the talents of Anthony Wong, Carrie Ng and Li Fei were utilized in this film. Of course these days I think Anthony must be hanging out on street corners with a sign around his neck proclaiming “Will work for food”. He has been in a load of stinkers lately – but none I would bet the equal of this one. As to Carrie? – I don’t know – maybe they were holding a family member hostage. Carrie – next time let them shoot your relative.
Here are some signs that you are watching a bad film.
When the bad guys keep talking about their connections in Afghanistan – and look at each other meaningfully.
When all the hostess girls are short and squat.
When the characters grunt and sigh a lot because no one could bother to write some dialogue.
When Anthony Wong beats up four guys with kung fu.
When Anthony Wong outruns eight guys – but then waits around a corner for them to show up – kicks one – and starts running again.
When the title characters – the X-Cop Girls – don’t show up until the hour and 10-minute mark.
When the camera keeps focusing on the bad guy’s minions constantly looking at one another and nervously shaking their heads.
When there is a charity auction – and the only furniture in the room is a cheap wooden table – not even bothering with chairs for the bidders – and the painting keeps its back to the camera.
When the heroes decide to rescue a witness after he has been shot twice in the chest – which later mysteriously turns into a shoulder wound.
When the evil boss tells his men to find the witness – and they all go to the mall to look for him – and it never occurs to them that after being shot twice he might not be out shopping.
When they follow Li Fei back to her hotel room – and then go excitingly telling the boss they know where she is staying – having forgot they attacked her in that same hotel room 30 minutes earlier.
When Carrie Ng kicks someone and they fly back over twenty feet.
When a counterfeiter is trying to show what great goods he has – and so proudly pulls out two bills and says with a smirk “which is the real one?” – and the bills are in the denomination of $1.
When the dubbing is so bad that you actually notice the rare occasion when the sound and lips are in synch.
My rating for this film: 1.0 (only for Li Fei
showing some nice moves – this girl has potential to be a good female action
star if given the right film)