Review: Shock Wave – Hong Kong Destruction
Blu-ray & DVD: Shock Wave – Hong Kong Destruction (2020)
Shock Wave: Hong Kong Destruction (AKA: Shock Wave 2) is a Hong Kong based Chinese language action film which apparently is NOT a direct sequel, but is in fact a stand alone story featuring new characters but the same cast as number one. Written and directed by Herman Yau, and produced by and starring Andy Lau.
The story portrays Lau as a former bomb disposal officer who lost a leg in the line of duty.
It’s almost James Bond-lite, with a mysterious terrorist organisation, Vendetta, and a mysterious terrorist called Blizzard bombing parts of the city.
It’s a very Chinese film, quick action, lots of shouting, overacting and some intense glowering into camera. Having said that, it’s a very entertaining 2 hours and even though you can guess who the bad guy is, I rather enjoyed it.
Trinity CineAsia presents Shock Wave: Hong Kong Destruction on Blu-ray & DVD 7th June and Digital 14th June.
Review by Tina from a streaming link kindly supplied by CineAsia via The Warrior Agency.