Helios - BR review
Just watched this, and I have mixed thoughts about this show..
First the positives:
one hand, it has a remarkable Atmos soundtrack that is every bit a demo
disc for any home. Even if you don't speak the lingo, it is quite solid
and will serve you well to impress your guests. Good clear dialogue,
effective use of surrounds, and fantastic Foley effects coming from
numerous channels. Bass to enhance the mood, you name it, it has it.
How about the movie then?
Well, that's where the "but" begins...
is more than decent acting, and you get some of the top names from
China, HKG, Korea etc all mixed into this rather convoluted plot. There
are more twist and turns then Elvis on a hot tin roof.. the actors
really get into it, and you also get plenty of eye candy, action and
suspense, but after a while, the plot becomes too complicated for it's
It also tries to flirt with edgy, contemporary issues, like
Snowdon, the Chinese rule over HKG, and weapons of mass destruction,
but it has too little time to draw the viewer in, so you get the skim
milk edition, and the movie is a bit too long. It almost feels like an
extended episode of 24.
It ends quite abruptly...
if you are into HKG / Chinese productions, this will be one more disc
to add to your collection. But do be prepared for the twists and turns..
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