stars Tony Leung (well known from such Hong Kong action movies as Hard-Boiled
and Bullet in the Head
) along with pop stars Ekin Cheng and Kelly Chen. When Macy (Chen) gets jilted at the altar in Las Vegas, she returns to Hong Kong to find her fiancé has disappeared--but in his apartment she finds Yung (Cheng), an interior decorator with surprising kung fu skills. Together they go to Japan, where they meet up with Lin (Leung), a private detective with an entourage of kung fu babes and stories that don't quite add up. From there, the plot gets more and more incomprehensible. It has something to do with counterfeit yen and a twisty series of double-crosses, but Tokyo Raiders
is really about hip clothes and martial arts razzle-dazzle, all framed by the worst dubbed dialogue you've ever heard--sort of a Hong Kong version of The Mod Squad
. Leung has demonstrated his acting chops in films like Chungking Express
and In the Mood for Love
, but he can't make this silliness sound sensible. Still, the actors are sexy, the fight scenes are splashy (if a little confusing), and the movie never wastes too much time getting from one action sequence to the next. A chase that starts out on a motorised skateboard and ends up on a trailer truck hauling new cars is particularly entertaining. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
A reputed gang leader has crossed the wrong people, and now a rival gang, the police and one of thebiggest business men in the country are out to find him. And they are all hoping that his beautifulgirlfriend, Macy (Kelly Chen), will inadvertently lead them to him.