Extraordinary Mission (Movie Review)

February 2, 2018 Extraordinary Mission (Movie Review) Extraordinary Mission is a film that shows extraordinary promise. Directed by Alan Mak ( Final Romance 2001, The Lost Bladesman 2011) and written by Felix Chong ( Tokyo Raiders 2000, Once a Gangster 2010), the two had previously brought about the famous Infernal Affairs trilogy. The first film won 7 awards at the Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Director and Best Screenplay. It even managed to get Martin Scorsese his first Academy Award for directing its Western remake, 2006’ The Departed . So, needless to say, the audience is in a sturdy set of hands for this film. But is so extraordinary about this mission? Extraordinary Mission still. Undercover agent Lin Kai (Xuan Huang: Red Sorghum 2014, The Wall ) has been assigned to get within the ranks of the notorious Twin Eagles drug cartel. However, getting close to its leader, Eagle (Yihong Duan: Summer Palace 2006, The Looming Storm 2017), has meant he has gotten hooked on the cartel’s product while trying to figure out where it is being made. To make matters worse, Eagle has been planning to get revenge on his supervisor, Li Jianguo (Jiadong Xing: […]

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