Doesn’t have anything to do with the previous series (tho I was tempted to think that Miao was the daughter of Chan Ka Kui and May from the first movie as she kind of look like May). It’s been 28 years since Police Story and already 17 years since number 4 (First Strike). I guess this was kind of a reboot or something ? or no, I guess they needed an english title and this would get fans of the old movies curious ? Man, I hate that… I’d still watch it because J.C is in it so why bother getting my hopes up.
The original Police Story trilogy was probably the movies I’ve seen the most of Jackie besides Drunken Master, Snake in the Eagle’s shadow and Armor of God. I imported them on VHS back in the day and they were a treasure in my movie collection. I must have watched them once a week for months in the start. Which is why I’m kind of disappoined after watching this… sure, it was somewhat entertaining and it’s nice to see J.C still has the moves and all… but storywise I thought it was kinda messy. I liked the reboot of Armor of God better… way better (Chinese Zodiac).
Director Sheng Ding previously did Little Big Soldier (2010) which was good. Kind of an unknown to me but I liked the previous movie as well so I won’t run if I see the name show up again (^.^).
..I rate this movie 5/10 stars..