Back in the late 80s and early 90s, Chinese director John Woo was probably the greatest action director in the world. While stationed in Hong Kong he made movies like A Better Tomorrow 1 & 2 and The Killer. Those movies redefined action as we know it and got him a first class ticket to a (ultimately failed) career in America.
But before he left he made one last swan song to Hong Kong action cinema called Hard Boiled (1992). And what a tune it plays! One raucous cop and an agent in deep cover team up to take down a crime syndicate. After that, I don’t really know or care what the plot is.
What matters is that this movie is full of amazing cinematography, great characters, and action! It’s possibly the most action-packed film ever.
Anyway, check out the scene below. It’s from the opening of the movie and highlights some of the fantastic editing, choreography, and intensity this film provides.
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Derek Scarzella is a lone wolf running through the night with a heart full of dynamite and a limitless passion for Action movies and all things awesome. ‘Nuff said