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Guns of Dragon

AKA: Gun of Dragon


Director: Tony Leung Siu-Hung

Stars: Mark Cheng, Ray Lui, Yvonne Yung Hung, Alex Fong, Patrick Lung Kong, John Shum

There's nothing real fancy about Guns of Dragon. The plot is transparent -- a HK cop (Mark Cheng) comes to New York City to try and patch things up with his estranged wife (Yvonne Yung Hung), only to find that the criminal (Patrick Lung Kong) that made his life hell in Hong Kong has also come to the States -- and is powered by an average script. The acting is underwhelming to say the least, though at least they hired actual American actors to play the New York cops instead of the usual European gweilos.

However, the action scenes are really quite good. Leung Siu-Hung has a nice style and doesn't just try to rip off John Woo, like so many directors were doing during this time, even though some things, like a police station shootout and a lighter that becomes a momento, were obviously inspired by Hard Boiled. Action junkies looking for something off the beaten path could do a lot worse than this movie, if they are willing to put up with a little cheese for the sake of bloodshed.


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