December 04, 2006


Twins Mission

It's here! The best Twins movie since THE TWINS EFFECT...TWINS MISSION! Buckle up your brain! It's a super-thief movie, the kind that were big in the 60's and then got big again around the time MISSION IMPOSSIBLE came out. And it's starring the Twins, Hong Kong's stickiest bubblegum pop duo. And Sammo Hung! And Yuen Wah! And Wu Jing! And it's directed by an action choreographer! Don't believe that this will jack up your system like 10,000 cc's of pure junk food marinated for months in Jolt cola? Then watch this trailer and start counting how many other movies you see in it! Count how many times you see the Sundream logo! Now that's tacky!

(The trailer is a downloadable Windows Media File. Click on it and watch it on a loop until your eyes run down your face in a puddle of vitreous humor begging for mercy)

December 4, 2006 at 11:18 AM in Trailers | Permalink


Not a Twins fan (I swear), but I'll have to see this because it's a recent Hong Kong film that actually LOOKS like a Hong Kong film.

P.S. Sammo is looking very vintage BoHo Films there.

Posted by: Wes Black | Dec 4, 2006 11:35:03 AM

wu jing is in it. the twins rule. just one look and house of fury were actually good movies. I will see it.

twins need to be more powerful and rule the galaxy!

Posted by: glenn | Dec 4, 2006 2:47:34 PM

Wu Jing is in it. Twins rule. Just One Look and House of Fury were actual good movies.

Twins need to rule the galaxy!

Posted by: glenn | Dec 4, 2006 2:48:32 PM

I thought Just One Look was one of the more under-rated movies out of HK this decade, but House of Fury? Seriously, a 5 year old could've came up with the story.

Posted by: Brian | Dec 4, 2006 3:18:57 PM

good god, sammo just displaced clinton as the sexiest man alive on the plump side, with cigar!

Posted by: ed | Dec 4, 2006 6:22:24 PM

House Of Fury wasn't a classic but it was solid entertainment and one of the best HK films of the year it was released (05?) which says a lot about the state of HK cinema (and as a die hard HK film fan it pains me to say that)

Posted by: David Harris | Dec 5, 2006 1:48:09 AM

In response to David Harris: Sorry, but HOUSE OF FURY didn't get into my top ten HK movies of 2005 list!


And this despite my liking the Twins -- especially Gillian! ;S

As for TWINS MISSION: Grady, you got me scared with your remark that "It's a super-thief movie, the kind that were big in the 60's" since ... well, can anyone else remember the godawful PROTEGE DE LA ROSE NOIRE?! :(

Posted by: YTSL | Dec 5, 2006 8:10:32 PM

I remember it. Donnie Yen is a terrible director, but it's hard to believe he could've directed something THAT bad.

Posted by: Brian | Dec 7, 2006 10:44:23 AM

I want to watch this film over and over again without blinking so I don't miss one nanosecond. I don't care if my eyeballs dry out.

Posted by: David | Dec 7, 2006 11:21:40 AM

In response to YTSL - IMHO, HoF was FAR better than Seven Swords, which had so many problems I stopped counting. I didn't like the whole "goth wuxia" thing for starters, the problems may lie in the running time and major editing that went on, it's hard to say until we see a uncut version. At least you don't have Myth in your list thankfully!

Twins Effect 1 was a fun film on the same level as HoF to me, TE2 sucked except the Yen/Chan fight, so I will wait and see this one to pass judgement.

Posted by: limubai | Dec 7, 2006 10:43:01 PM

Responding to limubai -- Yes, SEVEN SWORDS is not a perfect film. But I thought it had a lot going for it and actually was a return to form for Tsui Hark. I.e., his best film since 1995 (THE BLADE and THE CHINESE FEAST). It's as though, with the return of Charlie Yeung and some political messages he wanted to convey, he had something concrete to say and work with once more. And before you ask: I like SEVEN SWORDS so much that I watched it twice -- both times in theatres!

HOUSE ON FURY OTOH...Well, I'll give you that it's better that Stephen Fung's directorial debut (ENTER THE EAGLES). But, really, I need more substance than what I saw there -- even if I did see it on a big screen and get some visual delight out of doing so.

But returning to the Twins: Will weigh in there and state that my favorite by far of their movies remains the delightful JUST ONE LOOK.

Posted by: YTSL | Dec 8, 2006 7:05:37 AM

Any one know twins mission is make from which film or not? If you to know please tel me.. thks!!

Posted by: sing88 | Feb 11, 2007 6:43:51 AM

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