迷途追凶

13 01 2017

Alternative title: 报应
English title: English
Rating: NC-16
Running time: 100 minutes
Now out on DVD and Blu-ray!

Some info:
1) AsianMediaWiki
2) IMDB Profile
3) Official Site (Traditional Chinese)

Judging from the title, I was expecting something much more intense. It doesn’t have to be action packed, but at least the intent had to be there. Turns out apart from the vengeance part of matters, it actually has quite a big focus on relationships, be it family, working partners etc.

Actually, I think the relationship between parent(s) and their child is probably a very important theme here. It is this very bond and how they treasure it through their actions and words that decided how the events unfold and conclude. Different people have different ways of caring for their treasured family member and go to different extremes to do what they think is best. I think the movie is actually more successful in conveying the bond aspect rather than the actual process of seeking vengeance. Personally, I like this integration.

There’s some violence (what do you expect in a story filled with vengeance?) of course, and I guess violent tendencies as well, which likely to have caused the restricted rating. Most of it is quite okay, though it indeed wouldn’t be too appropriate for young children. But I think given the general media these days and certain kinds of games available, those in their young teens would have probably come into contact with such things in one way or another. So not a particularly big deal here.

The ending of the movie in my opinion is more on a sad note than otherwise, though it could have been more tragic if it desired so. I suppose it’s not exactly a very welcomed type of ending if it ended too sourly. Lol. My take: 6/10

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