Review: Flashpoint

I have to admit, that while I was hesitant at first to spend the monthly fee on Netflix, it has turned out to be a great investment. My wife at first went along with it for the sake of the girls (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Littlest Pet Shop both have plenty of episodes), but she has learned to love it as well.

One lazy Friday night, we wanted to watch a movie, but had nothing in mind. I went to the foreign action film section and picked the first Donnie Yen movie I could find. Flashpoint.

Hells yeah, baby.

Donnie Yen is a cop and blah blah blah. It’s not that the plot is bad or the script is poor, they are both pretty good for a Hong Kong actioner. The reason I don’t care to recount the plot is that it is not the reason you need to see this movie. Donnie Yen kicking eight thousand different kinds of ass is the reason.

The fight scenes are amazing, with great choreography and some really imaginative exchanges. My wife – I am so thankful I have a wife who digs martial arts movies – and I were both cringing at certain parts, as you knew that had to hurt.

If you are a fan of martial arts movies or just action movies in general, you really should check this out. It has a serviceable plot, pretty decent acting, but outstanding action – and that’s what I want out of my action movies.

I give Flashpoint 4 out of 5 crushed windpipes.

You can read more about Flashpoint on Wikipedia or IMDB.

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