Xi Feng Lie (Wind Blast) (2010)
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Good Chinese action and high octane modern western with expertly staged chases, shootouts, and fights. Environments are nice with lots of rocky hills, sand, and even snow. Pacing is about as blistering fast as humanly imaginable, with the entire film basically consisting of one gigantic action sequence. Characters are thin, but this is a rip-roaring shoot 'em up with tons of quality action to enjoy.
Only one of us can survive.
An amateur boxer with a pregnant girlfriend is in desperate need of money, so he takes on an assassination job, executes it, and escapes to the desert with his money and girl. Unfortunately, the man he killed is part of a gang so an assassin is hired to find the boxer and kill him. The boxer will have an assassin and gang in the desert looking for him and his wife. Can they survive under such extreme duress?
"I wish my brother was still alive."
Qunshu Gao, director of The Tokyo Trial, Old Fish, The Message, Beijing Blues, and Crimes of Passion, delivers Wind Blast. The storyline for this picture is just okay and felt like an action version of Dragon Inn. The action was solid but not outstanding and could have been better. The acting was okay and the cast includes Jacky Wu, Charlie Yeung, and Nan Yu.
"You're not afraid to die?"
"Dying is the easy part."
Wind Blast is a movie I came across on Netflix because it stars one of my favorite up and coming action stars, Jacky Wu. Unfortunately, he is a minor character in this film, like SPL. Unfortunately, this was very average and the action was too over the top. This is a very mediocre film only worth your time if you are a diehard fan of the genre.
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