Two Thumbs Up (冲锋车) Movie Review



Two Thumbs Up

I could have sworn that this was a Johnnie To movie...
But it's by Lau Ho-Leung.
And it's a HKG show, with the Canto that you expect from a 90s show, albeit with some CGI, but not one of the recent big production value shows that had little soul.
Here, Francis Ng, Simon Yam, Mark Cheng and many others play against type, as a bunch of down and out robbers who pretend to be cops to rob a van, and are intercepted by yet another bunch of robbers also dressed as cops. The difference is that the latter group are armed to the teeth and have no qualms in using their weapons.
So do they rob, and run, or do the right thing? The catch phrase is that it doesn't matter what you wear, when you want to do the right thing.
Witty lines, subplots and a decent plot, which only slows a little in the third quarter, make this an enjoyable outing. A welcome change from the recent spate of big money, big stage shows.

Recommended if you are a fan of old HKG shows, and worth a rental at least.
There is good surround use, but it's a dialogue driven show, so there is not much bass, and sometimes the dialogue can be a little less than crisp, but the DTS-MA 7.1 is still pretty decent.


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