Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Bodyguard 《特工爷爷》 Movie Review

Sammo Hung made his return as director, action director as well as lead actor in his latest blockbuster action movie, The Bodyguard , 19 years after 1997's Once Upon a Time in China and America.

Andy Lau, together with several top-notch actors such as Hu Jun, Feng Shaofeng, Eddie Peng Yuyan, Song Jia, Tsui, Hark, Karl Maka, Dean Shek, Yuen Biao, Yuen Qiu, Yuen Wah, Yuen Ting, Yuen Bo have made their guest appearance in the movie, adding more glory to the movie.




The Bodyguard 《特工爷爷》Movie Synopsis:
The Bodyguard shows a retired bodyguard (Hung) who has settled in the dark and unknown corner of the world where China, Russia and North Korea meet. Suffering from the early stage of dementia, the bodyguard is befriended by a young girl whose life is threatened when her father (Lau) falls in with the local crime world. When the girl and her father disappear, the bodyguard must call upon his long forgotten skills to save the life of his young friend.




















The Bodyguard 《特工爷爷》Movie Trailer:



Do you know that the original theme song 《原谅我》is written and sang by Andy Lau?


The Bodyguard 《特工爷爷》Movie Review:
While this is supposed to be an action-packed movie, there is something heart warming about the movie, the friendship between Sammo Hung and Andy Lau's daughter, which is of no difference from  a genuine pair of grandpa and granddaugher.  The 64 year old Sammo Hung may have shown signs of old age, he is still vigorous in mind and body. The special appearance of Andy Lau is surprisingly short which many wished he could have appeared more in the movie.If you are into actions and thriller only, this movie may not totally fit your bill as half of the movie covers about the love between a grandparent and grandchild.  However, the storyline of the movie is pretty well drafted, I will still recommend the movie and rate it with 3.5/5.


The Bodyguard will be officially released in the cinemas on 7th April 2016.

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