I guess the first thing that capture my attention while watching the trailer is the tiger. I was expecting a whole mountain of tiger that might suggest the name of the show “威虎”(tiger), but I was wrong, you will only see a tiger throughout the whole show.

Movie synopsis 电影大纲

Adapted from the famous Chinese novel “Tracks in the Snowy Forest” set during the civil war era of 1946, when ruthless bandits occupied Northeastern China and threatened the lives of civilians there. The most powerful bandit of all was Mountain Eagle (Tony LEUNG Ka-fai), with an impenetrable fortress up in Tiger Mountain and armed with strong artillery. Unit 203 of the Liberation Army, led by SHAO (LIN Gengxin), was crossing the Northeastern region when they encountered Eagle’s men raiding a village. SHAO decided to stay and fight against Eagle. Headquarters sent a skilled investigator Yang Zi Rong(ZHANG Hanyu), who infiltrated Eagle’s gang as an undercover. The duo was soon engaged in a battle of wits with the cold-blooded Eagle, deep inside the snowy forest.

根據中國著名小說《林海雪原》改編。1946年冬季,中國東北地區在內戰期間,各幫土匪為患,百姓飽受煎熬。其中以佔領威虎山的「座山鵰」(梁家輝飾)一幫最為強悍,依仗天險及強大火力,成為東北山頭的霸主。解放軍203部隊共34人,正翻過雪山回老家等候總部指令,豈料路上巧遇「座山鵰」的部下劫村。203首長少劍波(林更新飾),決意留下助村民殲滅「座山鵰」。總部派出擅於喬裝的偵察員楊子榮(張涵予飾)前來協助203。楊子榮冒險扮成土匪混進威虎山,希望跟少劍波裡應外合行動。但「座山鵰」為人陰險多疑,楊子榮與少劍波身陷林海雪原,憑藉機智一步一驚心。

Directed by: TSUI Hark 徐克

Starring :
Zhang Hanyu 张涵予,
Lin Gengxin林更新,
Tong Liya佟丽娅,
Tony Leung Ka Fai梁家辉,
Yu Nan余男,
Han Geng韩庚

In Cinemas (Singapore) 新加坡上映日期: 8th Jan 2015

Language语言: Chinese

Genre 类型: Action

Runtime片长: 140 mins

Rating: NC 16 | Violence

Movie trailer

Review 觀后感
Never a fan of war show nor history.

But the trailer seem exciting and with Tusi Hark as the director it can at least guarantee the standard of the show must be of certain standard.
The show started off with a slow opening but it ended with quite a lot of fighting scene.
Love the scene where investigator Yang Zi Ring fight with the tiger, haha! It’s a fight which showcase the wittiness and bravery of the two.
A lot of scenes seems to be intended for 3D, watching them in 2D just seem overly exaggerate. I think the last portion on the ‘imaginary ending’ is a bit extra, although action lovers should love the spectacular fight scenes.

Thanks Clover Films for the invitation to the movie preview for The Taking Of Tiger Mountain 《智取威虎山》 .