| Skyline Cruisers (2000)
Director: Wilson Yip
Lai, Shu Qi, Jordan Chan
A continuation of the Downtown Torpedoes movie,
Skyline Cruisers follows a similar plot of techno-spy exploits. Mac
(Leon Lai), a professional thief, is imprisoned after killing his
partner, who murdered Mac's girlfriend. While in prison, Mac meets and
befriends three other small-time thieves.
When they are released, the group decides to join
up. Mac heads up the hi-tech group to steal/retrieve a newly developed
drug. The super group goes about its business and gets duped and
double-crossed. They must pool their resources in order to find out just
who is behind the double-cross.
The movie has a large cast of well known actors,
with Leon Lai, Jordon Chan, Sam Lee, and Shu Qi headlining. The action
is well shot, featuring many shots reminiscent of the editing in Tokyo
Raiders, but not quite as stylized. It adds a bit of flair to the movie,
but some people don't like this type of editing.
A fairly light movie, but it packs enough action
to be a pleasant enough distraction, even if it does feel far too short
and fails to exploit the talents of the actors on hand. The techno-spy
stuff is pretty entertaining, although you might want to suspend your
disbelief in advance as a few of the scenes are a bit too unbelievable
to take seriously.
List Price: US $19.95
Cantonese / Mandarin
English / Traditional Chinese
/ Simplified Chinese
(Can be played on any DVD player in the
- "Adult Material;
Parental Guidance Recommended" (roughly equal to an
MPPA rating of "R") Films rated Category IIB
contain large amounts of violence and/or nudity and
sexual situations in addition to possible explicit
language and adult situations.