Chek dou

2015

Action / Crime / Fantasy / Thriller

56
IMDb Rating 5.5 10 982

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1.06 GB
1280*720
Chinese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
118 min
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2.19 GB
1920×1080
Chinese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
118 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by valfanclub 7 / 10 / 10

Enoyable OTT actioner

I went to see Helios with no preconceived idea of the critics response and fearing the worse but I was pleasantly surprised and had a good thrill thanks to a few decent action scenes and I felt entertained throughout, which I cannot say about Cold War, one of the film makers previous effort. The cast was good and I loved the way each country was presenting itself in a very good light but different from one another. Modern movie clichés if you like...Anyway,it had the style one associates with the directors but again, unlike Cold War, it actually looked like HK and made it an OTT version of the city which suited the movie ambitious concept(some may say pretentious). At times walking the fine line between slick and cheesy, it got me involved and I will go and see the sequel. A good actioner with enough pizzaz to satisfy fans of Asian commercial movies.

Reviewed by ipkevin 8 / 10 / 10

Hollywood-quality production with Hollywood-quality writing, for better or worse

First things first: The surface aspects of Helios are outrageously good. The production value rivals Hollywood films with convincing large scale sets, international location shooting, subtle photo-real CGI, gorgeous cinematography, and rip-roaring action scenes. Speaking of action scenes, Helios' gun battles are firmly in the new wave of Hong Kong gun play: Hard-hitting machine gun battles with a dash of real-world tactical flare. They resemble more the thrilling shootout in Michael Mann's Heat rather than John Woo's elegant work. This action style works well for thrillers and HK cinema have gotten damn good at it in recent years. Sadly, Helios' plotting and narrative are also notably Hollywood- esque with shallow characters, contrived emotions, and ludicrous plot all held together by tightly paced editing and actors that demand you look at them due to their great acting or great looks. It all still manages to be compelling, but none of it holds up on reflection. Despite its flaws, Helios could normally be recommended as a fun "turn off your brain" action thriller and that would be that. Alas, the ending makes the recommendation much harder. Without going into specifics, just know that there is no satisfaction to be had in any way. No closure, no justice, no explanation. Viewers will have to decide for themselves if it's worth watching a movie that entertains mightily then reverses all of that good will in the last 10 minutes.

Reviewed by chappaai-836-114963 8 / 10 / 10

Fascinating settings and great twists

The film began with a crashed planes being inspected by an officer from MSS (Ministry of State Security, China's version of CIA and FBI combined), followed by an nuclear facility in Korea being attacked and an important object taken. The story is about a black market trade taking place in Hong Kong of a South Korean nuclear weapon named DP8, which is the smallest nuclear weapon ever created. (In reality, South Korea is not supposed to have any nuclear weapons) A task force comprised of Hong Kong police, Korean Intelligence and an enlisted physicist sets out to defuse with the situation. In the middle of the film the MSS official from mainland China intervened with a secret higher priority, but eventually they are all bested by the criminal master mind named Helios. This film is paced in a fashion favored by Chinese (but not by Americans from the reviews I saw). Every twist of the plot left me puzzled with some more questions, yet despite being prepared for surprises, when the big reveal happened, I was surprised. Elements catering to audience from mainland China, Hong Kong, and Korea are obvious. However, this film is not strong on character building, I'm not even sure who is the main character of the film, since non of the characters' personality is deeply depicted. Story of this film is not ended, as the criminal mastermind is still at large. A continuing film is expected.

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