To be honest, I have no idea what this show was about before watching it but I just decided to jump into it for the most obvious reason. The cast line up is crazy. Jacky Cheung, Nick Cheung, my favourite Shawn Yue and all the other big names!
My favourite part about this show is that it is nothing like the typical Hong Kong movies that we have watched before. Throw those memories out of the window and look at this show differently. This show feels very much like a Hollywood film. I am no director junkie that will go crazy about the movie angle but the story plot itself blew my mind away.
This show is not only interesting but it actually has much depth. So be show to stay alert and pay attention. In case you get very lost like some of the movie chatter in the cinemas that went on and on asking questions, here's an overview of who's who.
Good story and cast aside, I felt that this show alone is a little weak. Weak in a sense that because this show is obviously a show with multiple instalment and thus there were many things happening at the same time and the characters were given very little time to develop. I am sucker for character development in shows where we can feel and know a bit more about each and everyone but in this show or at least as of end of part 1, we don't see a lot besides 1 or 2 of them. I guess this part of it would be satisfied in the next episode.
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I know I've watched a lot of Jacky Cheung's movie when I was younger and he was more of a comedian besides his successful singing career but this time round this is different. Be ready to be very impressed by his actor. I must say this character of his is worth some award.
Movie Title: HELIOS 《赤道》
Rating: 4/5. Really worth the money. The only reason you shouldn't watch this is because you worked like 48hrs before this and you can't stay awake for all the details. Or you prefer slapstick comedies instead of brainy movies.
Genre: Action, Police, Terrorism
In case you don't like to read, here are the movie trailers.