It’s Herman Yau again and this time, it’s a mid-budget mystery thriller titled Death Notice <暗殺風暴>. A long-delayed production that has been circling around since 2019, with multiple release dates getting reshuffled for various reasons, making me wonder whether the movie is ever going to see the light of day.
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Herman Yau sure knows how to blow stuff up in The White Storm 3: Heaven or Hell <掃毒3: 人在天涯>. Vehicles exploded and flipped in the air before hitting the ground. The army base headquarters, which was purposefully built on a full-scale set in New Territories as a stand-in for Thailand’s Golden Triangle due to pandemic-era travel restrictions at the time of filming, ended up getting blown to smithereens as a result of an air assault.
Continue reading The White Storm 3: Heaven or Hell 掃毒3: 人在天涯 (2023) Review
It has been 15 years since Herman Yau’s On The Edge <黑白道> was released to little fanfare (at least judging by its underwhelming box-office result). But it also turned out to be one of Herman Yau’s best movies ever directed during the 2000s.
Continue reading 15 Years Later: On The Edge 黑白道 (2006)
Riding the trend of franchise-focused thematic sequels populated by the likes of Overheard <竊聽風雲>, The White Storm <掃毒> and Line Walker <使徒行者> film series, Shock Wave 2 <拆彈專家2> follows the footsteps by having the same actor (in this case, Andy Lau) but with new characters and storyline altogether.
Continue reading Shock Wave 2 拆彈專家2 (2020) Review
Here’s the thing about Herman Yau’s The White Storm 2: Drug Lords <掃毒2: 天地對決>: it has nothing to do with Benny Chan’s first movie released back in 2013, despite carrying the same White Storm <掃毒> title and features Louis Koo again as one of the lead actors.
Continue reading The White Storm 2: Drug Lords 掃毒2: 天地對決 (2019) Review
Following the box-office success of last year’s Shock Wave <拆彈專家>, Herman Yau returns with another big-budget Hong Kong blockbuster known as The Leakers <洩密者們>.
Continue reading The Leakers 洩密者們 (2018) Review