Invisible Target

AKA:………………… Nan er ben se
Year:………………… 2007
Directed:…………… Benny Chan
Genre:……………… Action/Crime
Country:……………. Hong Kong
Language:………….. Cantonese

Cast:
Nicholas Tse ……….  Detective Chan Chun
Jaycee Chan ……….  Officer Wai King Ho
Shawn Yue …………  Inspector Carson Fong Yik Wei (as Shawn Yue Man Lok)
Jacky Wu …………..  Tien Yeng Seng (as Wu Jing)
Lisa Lu ………………  Ho’s Grandma
Andy On …………….  Ronin Tien Yeng-Yee
Candy Liu …………..  Ho Ka Yee
Elanne Kwong ………  Leung Hoi Lam
Sam Lee …………….  Ho Wing Keung (as Sam Li)
Ken Lo ……………….  Wong Kam Ming (as Ken Low)
Vincent Sze ………… Tien Yeng Chi
Mei Wang Xue ……..  Tien Yeng Yan (as Xue Mei Wang)
Ka Wah Lam ………..  Senior Superintendent Cheung Man Yiu (as Lam Ka Wah)
Tak-bun Wong ……..  Sam Mok (as Kenny Wong)
Mark Cheng …………  Senior Superintendent Mark Law Pui Keung

Plot: If ass-kicking is your thing, then Invisible Target is your movie. Directed by Benny Chan, Invisible Target promises energetic action and dangerous-looking stuntwork on a scale not seen since the heyday of Jackie Chan. The film delivers on that promise, though not without a few debits, most especially the use of CG, which erases wires and safety cables, and sometimes replaces people with digital dummies that can easily take a fifteen-story fall without croaking. The other debits are standard Benny Chan problems: canned melodrama, key reveals marred by overdone histrionics, and an inability to make the film’s story and characters equal to the ass-kicking and pyrotechnics. Ultimately, Invisible Target isn’t a very good film, but it delivers enough action and even humor to satisfy the masses. What it doesn’t deliver is an interesting story, truly developed characters, or a conclusion that feels like anything other than obligatory. In other words, Invisible Target is a summer action movie fit for the multiplexes! Just check your brain at the door.
Nicholas Tse stars as Chan Chun, a loose-cannon cop who became so when his fiancée got offed during an armored car heist. She was shopping for their wedding rings in Central when the bad guys, led by Wu Jing and Andy On, blew up an armored car, which also took out the jewelry store she was shopping in. Six months laer, Chun is still upset, and takes out his frustrations on whichever perps cross his path. Nicholas Tse embodies Chun with ceaseless brimming emotion; it always seems like Chun is going to explode and either whup some ass or shed a few tears, and the film gives him ample opportunity to do both. Tse is a good enough actor to handle both the tears and the toughness with admirable finesse, and doesn’t elicit laughs when he starts to weep. Still, this is an action movie, so it’s preferable when Tse’s exploding emotions lead to pulse-pounding foot chases or a flurry of flailing arms and fists. That stuff happens more often than not, so score one for Invisible Target there..

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