Hong Kong summer box office blockbuster jumbles genres and pop stars with mixed results. Co-directors Dante Lam and Donnie Yen manage to turn pop music sensations Gillian Chung and Charlene Choi into action movie stars. Pairing the 2 young stars with pop music idol turned action movie star Ekin Cheng is a stroke of sheer genius. Donnie Yen's action direction is very good, adding to this viewers enjoyment. CGI special effects achieve mixed results, at best.
Reviewer Score: 6
Best part is Edison Chen and Anthony Wong playing conventional Western style vampire story characters. The hardest thing to get my mind around in this film was the idea that Karen Mok could possibly fall for Jackie Chan. Bring an extra packet of suspension of disbelief and you will enjoy the film.
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