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Monday, 30 November 2015

From Vegas to Macau (2014)

aka The Man From Macau

Wong continues the God of Gamblers series with Chow back in a title role, but this time he's a card player named Ken, not the Ko Chun character from before.
The elements of a decent but familiar HK story are all there, millionaire bad guy, money laundering, undercover police, etc, but they're thrown together with little or no care. Even the action scenes, most of which could've been amazing, are wasted by being shot in an appalling handheld style.
I'm used to Wong ripping off both himself and others, but the first Tomb Raider movie? Really? That's the best he could find to emulate?

1 magic hand out of 5

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