Sunday, June 29, 2014
One part Reefer Madness, one part John Woo–level action bromance, The White Storm is an all-you-can-eat buffet that piles its plate high with gunfights, male bonding, car crashes, snappy action, super melodrama, handsome cops, and intense style. A massive tornado of drugs are about to hit Hong Kong right when an exhausted undercover cop (Louis Koo) is finally about to bring down the bad guy and go home to his pregnant wife. At the last minute, orders from high up send him deeper into Drug World, while his two handlers and childhood BFFs (Lau Ching-wan and Nick Cheung) race around trying to keep him from getting a bullet in the head. A mid-movie twist turns this from a straightforward action film into a man’s movie packed tight with feelings and ready to explode. The kind of movie where no one just gets shot when they can get shot, fall off a cliff, and then have their bodies torn apart by hungry crocodiles, The White Storm firmly believes that too much is never enough, constantly cranking the action into hyperdrive. Part of HONG KONG FOREVER! Presented with the support of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office New York.