This is another one in the vein of Signs, Village and the like... a mixture of suspense and political correctness thrown in as well. Plants kill, this is the main scare factor and it all feels a little .... limp and lame.
Mark Wahlberg tries hard and his co-actors, the girl from Cloverfield who gets bitten, and the maths guy who also did Assault on Precinct 13 try to keep the movie moving along, yet there is a sense of everyone milking a rather shallow plot. 2.5/5
Action: plants don't make very exciting killers and releasing toxins which cause the victims to kill themselves is novel but not a match for the worst Jerry Bruckheimer effort. 2/5
Chick Factor: sigh also low 2/5
Rent, buy or forget it: if you are stuck on a plane with no much choice this is ok, otherwise, I think there are other choices even for that dull weekend
Simon Yam, and other smaller names in a Johnnie To movie should be interesting and this move centres around 4 professional pickpockets, who meet this gorgeous "complicated girl" who is played by a smoldering Kelly Lin. There are plenty of slow-motion action scenes which are the trademark of J To.
There are plenty of twists and turns, although the plot is weaker than his best efforts. 3.5/5
Action: there are no big explosions, but the efforts of pickpockets trying to outwit one another is quite intriguiing. 3/5
Chick Factor: ok, Kellly Lin is still smoking hot at her age... The slightly older, but still sexy and gorgeous and slightly vunerable exp
ression is appealing. She has to run about Hong Kong in her heels and she makes the moves with style and grace. Asian Grace Kelly? possible... something about these complicated women appeal eh….
Rent, buy or forget it: I would at least rent this, even for Simon Yam's acting and Kelly Lin alone...