Seoul Raiders details
|Starring:||Qi Shu, Tony Leung Chiu Wai|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure - Martial Arts, Comedy, Drama - Crime, Thriller, World Cinema - Chinese|
|Run time:||1 hour 35 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Feb 2006|
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BETTER THAN YOU WOULD THINK.By a customer from Luton, Bedfordshire , 29 Apr 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I rented this title mainly because I like Tony leung's acting ability, and that I loved tokyo raiders. Some critics have advised people 'that it is only for tony leung's fans'. I disagree, sure the plot is not profound nor will it leave you changed forever. But if you want a tongue in cheek, funny somethings hilarious movie to wind down the day with then you could do worse. Granted you could do better too but then you would not get Tony's leungs' comic quips, or his funny gestures, or graceful mmanners which are a delight to witness. Maybe it is not a Hong Kong film industry best but it still manages to beat any foreign equivalent out the of water. so why bother with hollywood inferior inferior, go for HK inferior, it delivers high gloss fluff that does not disappoint. Nothing more, nothing LESS!
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Not impressiveBy Abdul from Wales , 04 Sep 2007Was really dissapointed after all those hype. the first film was much better. the second part was awful, it trys to make you laugh but it fails.
But not to say dont watch it, do watch it because Tony does good acting. Could have been better.
Disappointing sequelBy a customer from UK , 20 May 2007A disappointing sequel to the brilliant and entertaining, Tokyo Raiders. Seoul Raiders suffers from trying too hard to impress with glamour girls and overrated action. It lacks the spontaneity and energy of Tokyo Raiders. Seoul Raiders is very much made in the spirit of the sequel trying to cash in on the success of the first film.
A Good Sequel!By a customer from Heswall, Wirral, UK , 14 Sep 2006Well shame there was no bad English dub this time! I don't tend to watch Foreign Cinema in English but it is interesting to see what the English version sounds like!
The comedy was there and so was the action with the added bonus of plot twists, from (nearly) the word go the plot starts twisting and keeps twisting till the end!
Although Tony Leung was the only one to return for the sequel the movie still is as good as the first one and probably would have been too lied down if the other actors had returned! Shu Qi and Richie Jen are great additions to the cast, the same goes for 'Lam's Korean Angels' who fill the shoes of 'Lin's Japanese Angels' (from Tokyo Raiders) as some of the comedy comes from them too!
Lam is supposedly a Light Asian James Bond, by light he's not the full James Bond, but has certain qualities of 007 particularly the women want to be with him quality as (like 'the Japanese Angels' in Tokyo Raiders before them) 'the Korean Angels' want to all be with him!
Easy To Watch ActionBy Ian Davies from Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales , 05 Jun 2006This follow up to the far superior 'Tokyo Raiders' is entertaining and very easy on the eye. This twisting caper style kung fu action has some cool moments with a great central performance from Tony Leung. Shu Qi is on hand with some fine suppport, but is sadly under used. The action is not as good as it should have been, but if you are looking for little more than a pleasant diversion, you can't go far wrong with this one.
Not Enough SeoulBy a customer from Essex England , 06 May 2006This film is worth 4 stars until it gets to the hollywood style ending which rips it from its cool fighting Asian roots straight into a Hollywood chase scene which lets the film down badly. Up to that point its a good fight film (a lot of hand to hand and bootwork). Definately worth renting to see what Charlies Angels should be.