The Twins Effect details
|Starring:||Winnie Leung, Edison Chen, Digger Mesch, Ricardo Mamood, Karen Mok, Jackie Chan, Mandy Chung, Maggie Lau, Josie Ho, Gillian Chung, Charlene Choi, Ekin Cheng, Ekin Cheng, Mickey Hardt, Anthony Wong Chau-Sang|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Comedy, Thriller, World Cinema|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
The Twins Effect
|Run time:||1 hour 46 minutes|
|Rental release:||01 Nov 2004|
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Slamming a stake in to Buffys heart- Eastern styleBy adiw from Leicestershire , 10 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Ever heard of The Twins? Probably not. Huge media stars across Asia, not only are the girls annoyingly cute but they know how to make the odd movie or two. With a little help from Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen, and more than a nod to the whole Buffyverse, or should that be headbutt, The Twins kick and punch their way through two hours of damn fine entertainment.
Okay, so the girls can be a little too cute and even a little annoying at times but this massive hit across Asia is funny, fast and full of fantastic fight sequences from some of the biggest Asian stars in the industry today. And did I mention that the girls are cute!? Definitely worth two hours of your time.
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smash themBy a customer , 26 Nov 2011I think most of these type of films,what it is all about is the fight action.As always,or most of the time The action in this film is very well done. The rest of the film is not so good, So if you like kick them, punch them, and walk up building type of movie,you will like this.
Better than ok, certainly worth a watch.By H0LLIE (198 reviews) from UK , 23 Jul 2010The Twins Effect offers up nothing particularly origional as far as the vampire genre goes. But it is a well put together action flick.
Charlene Choi and Gillian Chung always work well together, and The Twins Effect is no exception. Though not one of their best movies they clearly have fun beating each other up, and offer up some brilliantly executed fight scenes.
There are several comedic moments but they by no means attempt to dominate the movie, however the over all style is very hammy as the actors run around generally having a great time.
The story does dip rather dramatically at times, certainly long enough to bore me, but it always picks itself back up and makes amends for the temporary droop.
Anthony Wong is his usual fantastic self, looking surprisingly dishy in his posh vampire garb. And the rest of the cast all do well in a movie that appears to have been over acted on purpose. Even Jackie Chan seems back on form in his small role as an ambulance driver.
This is one I would definately recommend, just be prepared to be slightly bored at times.
Great popcorn flick...By Benjani (50 reviews) from Truro , 28 Mar 2010saw this film years ago under the title the Vampire Effect and didn't realise it had been released over here. A bit daft but, for me, thoroughly enjoyable. I had no idea who 'the twins' were and perhaps that is for the best. But as a stand alone film I think this does just excellently. The Jackie Chan cameo is suitably dopey but made me smile and as a whole the film is well acted and directed. Don't get this just because you like Jackie Chan as you might be dissapointed but rent it as a good popcorn movie and I think you will love it (if you already like Asian cinema). If you don't like Asian cinema and are one of those people who hates subtitles - forget it!!! And don't go moaning when you discover there are - it's a foreign film, bozo!!!
corny, great thoughBy a customer from MANCHESTER , 30 Jan 2010Corny kung fu movie but its cute though. I liked it, it maaked me smile and the kung fu was great what more do you need?
Fantastic actionBy a customer from Milton Keynes , 14 Dec 2008
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideUsually vampire films are all style and no substance, but this one has fantastic action choreographed by Donnie Yen. The fighting sequences are varied and even funny. Watch out for Ekin Cheng's comedy turn as a human changing into a vampire, as well as the Caucasian vampires dancing...great fun!