police story lockdownIt’s has been way too long since the last Ass Whoopin Wednesday entry and so many movies I have spotted that I wanted to watch since then. Police Story: Lockdown is the name of the film that I chose for today that stars Jackie Chan (Police Story) as rugged police veteran Zhong Wen. Wen is going to meet his daughter at a club so she could introduce him to her boyfriend, but what Wen doesn’t expect is that he’s been a pawn in this new man’s game. The owner of the club Wu Jiang (Ye Liu) wants answers to an incident that happened some years back to someone close to him so he asks for the release of a prisoner and he holds Wen, his daughter, and many others with knowledge to the night hostage in his club. The film also stars Tian Jing (Special ID) as Wian Wian, Yiwei Liu (Finding Mr. Right) as General Manager Niu, Wei Na (Saving Mr. Wu) as Na Na, Xiaoou Zhou (The Unfortunate Car) as Wei Xiao Fu, Rongguang Yu (The Karate Kid) as Captain Wu, Hailong Liu (Kung Fu Fighter) as Pi Song, Zha Ka (The Taking Of Tiger Mountain) as Bin Ge, and the film was written and directed by Sheng Ding (Little Big Soldier). Before we look at the review of the film, let’s check out some stats:

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jackieI am not sure how connected this film is to the other Police Story films that are out there with Jackie Chan only because his character name differs in this film. So as far as the stats are concerned, he only has six knockouts/kills in the film because most of the time he is trying to save people then trying to harm them. He only attacks if he has to to try and save people. His origin story more or less that is shown in the film is just them going over past cases that he had been on in his career. He has no love interest because according to the film his wife is dead and as far as a Love interest, family member, or friend getting hurt is concerned, his daughter is being held hostage. Now as far as the big boss being defeated is concerned, it gets a little complicated and I don’t want to give it away so that you can see how it unfolds. The only thing that I will warn you about in this film that it kind of goes all over the place at times and it just tries too hard to be mysterious. There is not a lot of high octane martial arts sequences in this film, but believe me when you get one it is that damn good. I can’t remember the name of the actor, but one of the fight scenes with Jackie is intense and it doesn’t disappoint with the slow motion shots. This caught my eye when I saw it at Redbox and I couldn’t wait to check it out for this purpose. I am going to give the film 3.5 fists out of five for a final grade.

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