The rivalry between two bounty hunters intensifies as they both attempt to track down a destructive device known as the "Hand of God."
Hand of God hmmmm... that sounds familiar! Something from the Fast & Furious franchise? Or was that maybe the Eye of God? Was it some other movie...? I'm pretty sure I've heard it somewhere, not that far back...
This was a good movie anyhow.
It's also the third film in this particular franchise, after Tokyo and Seoul Raiders (the latter from all the way back in 2006). I still haven't seen the second one, apparently!
If you don't know the franchise you can basically sum it up as spy stuff.
They have a nifty shoe trick in this one, they have a memorable black and white quote, they have fancy locales more than gadgets, props more than special effects, there's a creatively luminescent intro, a classy cast, modern architecture and good action.
Unfortunately also a little shaky cam and messy scripting, but it ends with an appreciative twist. It was both better than I thought it would be initially, and at the same time... it's just kind of a let down isn't it... not that much was at stake after all.
It's apparently Jingle Ma Cho Shing's last movie btw, at the time of writing. He has a distinctive style. Apparently he started with a movie called Mr. Coconut in 1989, according to IMDB. He's done more, but that seems like such a suitable one to check out, I'm a try to find it... came out the same year I was born too.
Albeit not always perfect these Raider movies are fun to watch, and they leave you in a good mood. The cast's great, the premise clever.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle