Saturday, July 29, 2006

"So Close" review

So Close (2002)
AKA Chik yeung tin si

Directed by Corey Yuen
Writing credits Jeffrey Lau

Qi Shu.... Lynn
Zhao Wei.... Sue
Karen Mok.... Hong Yat Hong

SINGING: Just like me, they long to be...Close to you!

If there was one song I never would have associated with a violent shootout scene, "Close to you" by the Carpenters would have to be it. In fact, that song is repeated at least two more times during the movie. It's kind of the female assassin's theme song. They get "So Close" to their targets. Every time they do, it's time to crank up the Carpenters.

Two sisters are high priced assassins. Another lady cop wants to bring them down. There is a conspiracy against the ladies. Dang conspiracies. Rainy days and Mondays always get them down. Soon the cop will join forces with them to stop the bad guys. They've only just begun.

"So Close" is a typical Asian action flick. It makes as much sense as it wants to but it doesn't care if it makes any sense. All you really need to know about "So Close" is that chicks beat the snot out of each other while the Carpenters wail in the background. Have fun.

SCORE: 2 out of 4 for Carpenters-inspired violence

1 comment:

Stewie said...

Nice use of "They've just begun."

That review is great. I really liked So Close but, dammit, you made me appreciate the ridiculousness of it even more.

Good job.