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|Jackie Chan Gen-Y Cops |
Actors: Mark Hicks, Paul Rudd, Edison Chen, Stephen Fung, Sam Lee
Director: Benny Chan
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Television
When terrorists abduct a deadly government attack robot the call is put out to the gen-y cops an elite task force with lethal fighting skills. Together with a trigger-happy fbi agent the gen-y cops race against time to des... more »
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An Unworthy sequel to Gen-X Cops.
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I really, really dug Gen-X Cops. It was flashy, had good action, and even the parts of the movie that were weak were serviceable enough to make for an entertaining movie. Gen-Y Cops had a lot to live up to, but there was also room for improvement on the original. Instead, two of the best characters are absent, the plot is pretty weak, and any of the facets of the movie that might be good were covered up by an awful DVD edition. The only version of this available on DVD is a pan and scan version of a movie that definitely needed a widescreen transfer (more than once, characters are barely, if at all, visible on screen), a terrible English dub, and a lot of bluriness (although I don't know if that's a result of the DVD transfer or just a really terrible job behind the camera).
While there are some cool action scenes in this movie, the whole idea of a Robocop-type weapon running rampant at a weapons convention was pulled off pretty poorly and there are no redeeming qualities that make this worth buying or even really renting. Stick with the original."
Save your brain cells; watch another movie
orbit13 | 09/11/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)
"There's a lot you can do in an hour and a half - walk your dog, eat a good meal, play a board game - but watching "Gen Y Cops" is most definitely NOT a way to pass your time. Success (of the first "Gen X Cops") more often than not spawns bad sequels and this one hits the bottom with a thud. Fans of the first installment should consider that "Gen X" is to its sequel what the original "Godfather" is to "Godfather III," times ten. This time around, things go wrong for our cool cops when a super-robot is stolen and reprogrammed for evil purposes by a maniacal Rufio wannabe (Richard Sun). Things go haywire as American and Hong Kong forces team up to reclaim and destroy this robot thing before it can take over the world, and before hero Edison can be brainwashed by the bad guys into joining the Dark Side. Enter a lot of guns, a lot dark sets that are supposed to look sleek, and a LOT of bad acting.Blame goes to all involved in this project but falls heaviest on the writers who missed the memo on what made "Gen X" such a popular success. The first film remained lighthearted yet styled with occasionally innovative and mostly well-executed action sequences. It wasn't overly ambitious but just edgy enough to get the adrenaline flowing. "Gen Y," however, loses the humor and the naivite of rookie officers pushing their way through bureaucratic misdeeds in the pursuit of justice. Clearly, everyone figured good looks and frigid model stares would propel "Gen Y" through its script and directing pitfalls. Sorry, folks. The result is a pedestrian plot and dialogue that don't deserve the barreling, and plain bad, effort the cast puts forth. Match (Stephen Fung) and Alien (Sam Lee) are the only characters worth half of our emotional investment and even they are reduced to tools for their English-speaking cohorts. If this is intended as some statement about Western domination, it fails. Perhaps the most nagging question for fans of the original - what happened to Nic Tse and Grace Yip's characters, both of who disappear completely from the script?So never mind the story is cartoonish and the effects Power Ranger-esque. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Maggie Cheung Man-Yuk couldn't save this dud, but that?s no excuse to invite some of the worst young actors to have a go. Maggie Q, best known as a model and Daniel Wu's (of "Gen X" fame) ex, seems to think she's still on the catwalk; my dead dog is more expressive than her. Richard Sun and prettyboy sensation Edison Chen apparently dropped out of ghetto fab school, exhibiting some of the worst street English ever. One prays that fans in Asia have not opted for this film to review their English lessons. And Paul Rudd, poor, poor Paul Rudd. I like this guy enough that I wish I could have told him to stay in America. Any fans he had will be lost after they catch a glimpse of this mess. As for the rest of the cast, a host of Hong Kong stars make an appearance that is summarily wasted, kind of like this entire movie."
Not Good At All
Nik | ATL | 06/01/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As far as Hong Kong cinema goes, I'm a huge fan. I can usually pick out something positive about any movie. However, Gen-Y-Cops is the one exception...so far. This movie is rediculous. The characters are unrealistic and the storyline is outrageous. The worst thing about this film is the character "Kurt," played by Richard Sun. As a villain, he's just plain irritating to watch. He over-acts every single line. And you just want to yank that rat tail right off of his head. Secondly, we have the big ol' disappointing performances of Edison Chen and Sam Lee. Generally, I'm a fan of both actors. However, these two don't even come close to reaching the potential for which they are known.
One more irritating fact about this film is that you can clearly see that it was acted out in English and Cantonese. You've got Paul Rudd (who should have never set foot in Hong Kong in the first place), Maggie Q, and the other FBI agents speaking in English all of the time. And then you've got the native Hong Kongers responding in Cantonese. But, we're not supposed to be able to tell, because of the fabulous (jk) dubbing job the editors did on this film. It is seriously annoying. I'm not sure I can express how truly horrific this film is, but here goes...I wouldn't watch this film again if you paid me. I'd rather eat dirt rolled-up in newspaper."
Brian E. Erland | Brea, CA - USA | 06/22/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Even the martial arts sequences can't save 'Gen-Y Cops.' Here we have a perfect example of Asian slapstick run amok. I don't know what else to say except the movie is just plain goofy and a total waste of time. For you Maggie Q fans out there who are thinking about buying or renting this film to see her forget it. Her part is sooo.. minisule you might just miss her altogether."