Awesome action, pointless plot

Awesome action, pointless plot

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Car enthusiast or not, you'll marvel at the manoeuvres in director Cheang Pou-soi's Motorway. Sadly there's not enough in the paper-thin mentor-disciple/cops and robbers plot to make it truly memorable.

Maverick cop Cheung (Shawn Yue Man-lok) and his soon-to-be retired partner Lo (Anthony Wong Chau-sang) belong to a special unit of expert drivers and souped-up vehicles. Soon the pair are caught up in a dangerous game of high-speed cat and mouse with a legendary getaway driver.

Even with Johnnie To Kei-fung on board (as producer), Cheang focuses far too much effort on creating stunning car sequences, leaving the story unfulfilling.

The most impressive scenes come courtesy of action director Chin Kar-lok: cars donut around people, and shift through insane turns. Mounted cameras on every part of a car provide stunning angles for the well choreographed and crisply edited action.

Wong is in his comfort zone as a boorish cop and patriarchal voice of reason to Cheung. But Yue's brash Cheung fails to spark enough of an emotional connection to hold our interest.

YP Rating: 3/5



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