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M e l t d o w n
on 9 December 2002
Essentially, the Hong Kong version of "Die Hard". An ex-soldier turned bodyguard (Li) is still traumatised by the death of his wife in an explosion caused by a terrorist. Now, when the building he and his movie star emloyer(Cheung) are in is taken over by a group led by the same evil bomber, it is up to Li and his rather clumsy action star boss to recapture the skyscraper, and free the hostages. The obligatory and insanely poor Asian humour, or the dodgy script cannot detract from the intense, frequent and violent action set pieces. Li shows off his impressive Wushu fighting style which should satisfy his fans, whilst Cheung manages to sucessfully parody the fighting style of the great bruce lee, whilst dressed in a comedy spandex outsuit ala "Game of Death".
Some innovative action some cliched, but all in all a good mix of excitement, violence and dodgy humour which earn Meltdown 4 stars. However if you're not a fan of Li maybe you should make that 2, or 1. Ah who cares, I enjoyed it anyway...