An action blockbuster from Hong Kong released in 2002.
Director : Corey Yuen
Shu Qi (Hsu Chi) as Lyn
Zhao Wei as Sue
Karen Mok as Officer Hung
The movie starts with a virus attack on the computer
system of a large company which makes various terminals
spark and explode. However it is soon stopped by the
mysterious 'Computer Angel' and the CEO of the company
asks his men to find her.
The next day a woman claiming to be the Computer Angel
appears in the lobby saying she has an appointment
with the boss. Once she meets him she reveals that her
true purpose was to get up to his office so she can
assassinate him and not let anyone get in her way.
She is not alone in her attack however as she has an assistant
who has hacked into the security system via satellite and
jams it with the song 'Close to You' so none of the cameras
pick her up.
After the attack back at the woman's house we find out her name
is Lyn and that she works with her younger sister Sue using
a system that her father designed that allows them to access
all the CCTV systems in the world via satellite and that they
are paid assassins who were originally forced to work for money
when criminals tried to steal the system off their father by
killing him and their mother.
Back at the crime scene we meet Officer Hung who ruffles a few
feathers with her approach, but she is determined to catch
the killer. Later that day while waiting for an informant to
arrive she plays a game with her partner that involves asking
embarrassing questions and then she makes fun of him for
taking it so seriously.
The people who paid for the assassination of the CEO want another job
done and ask the two sisters but an old friend of Lyn's has arrived
in town and she tells Sue to cancel the contract. While she
is out to dinner she worries that her sister hasn't called her.
Checking the cameras in her house she finds that her sister has
gone off to do the job without her and she rushes to try and rescue
her not knowing that Officer Hung and various hit men are after her.
What follows is an excellent fight sequence in underground parking
garage where Lyn and Office Hung end up handcuffed together as well
as being shot at by the hit men.
Next day is Lyn and Officer Hung's birthday so Sue sends her a cake
and watches on the police station cameras when she opens it. What
she didn't count on is that Hung knew the bakery she bought it
from and is after her. A huge police chase follows and Sue gets
her sister to find escape routes for her via computer, not knowing that at
the same time a large number of hit men are trying to kill her sister...
This is an excellent movie if you just ignore the bullshit premise
of being able to hack into a CCTV system. It's not called a CLOSED circuit
TV for nothing! Normally Hong Kong movies are not this stupid with
technology. I suspect it was the Hollywood studio involvement that allowed this.
Despite this the excellent action sequences more than make
up for it including great Matrix inspired fight scenes in the skyscraper.
The best two of these are at the start with Lyn and another one which
I'll let you find out for yourself.
Rating : 9/10