[2013 Movie Review]- Police Story 2013
Police Story 2013 is a 2013 Chinese-Hong Kong action crime film directed and written by Ding Sheng, and starring Jackie Chan in another reboot of the Police Story film series. Unlike the previous Police Story films where he portrayed as a Hong Kong cop, Jackie Chan portrays as a mainland Chinese officer in the new film. Like the New Police Story which was released in 2004, Police Story 2013 is a stand-alone instalment with a darker tone than the previous instalments.
Our Review of Police Story 2013
The month of December has seen quite a number of new movies being released and with so many options to choose from, choosing a good movie to watch can be quite a struggle; especially when movie tickets are not that cheap here in Singapore.
What’s the verdict for Police Story 2013?
If you are looking forward to Jackie Chan’s humorous acting/comedy, you would be in for a disappointment as the Police Story 2013 pitches a rather deep and dark tone; which is unlike previous instalments of the Police Story Series. Despite the obvious reduction in the number of stunts being performed, the action scenes still pack a punch and the storyline unfolds itself slowly through the past recollections and flashbacks of the main characters.
Though Jacqueline felt that Police Story 2013 was not as good as its predecessors, I personally felt that the movie was worth catching and I would recommend it to those whom enjoy watching dramatic movies. As usual, don't miss out on the movie bloopers that will be shown towards the credits.
Police Story 2013 Movie Synopsis
Night. Inside an enormous bar on a busy street, all the patrons are being held hostage. Among them are policeman Zhong Wen and his daughter Miao Miao, and several strangers who seem to have met before... The kidnapper is the bar owner Wu Jiang. His only demand is the release of a long-term prisoner. What motive is worth this risk? The prisoner is brought to the scene of the crime, but the police now face an even greater crisis, as a cold case is re-opened. Cold is the mind of the policeman, decisively using his wits to resolve the crisis; his mission is to find - the truth. Cold is the blood of the criminal, calmly carrying out his evil plan for - his revenge. Cold are the hearts of uncaring people, reacquainted only to pay the ultimate price for their selfishness - their lives. Cold are the facts that prove to the rebellious Miao Miao through her extreme ordeal with her father - their love. This is a death-match to avenge a lost love.
Police Story 2013 Movie Trailer