Pom Pom and Hot Hot (1992)
Reviewed by: hokazak on 1999-12-09
Video Madman Catalogue says: "Buddy cop action starring Jacky Cheung and Lam Ching Ying. This film showcases the most outrageous gun tricks as Lam and a professional assassin spit their bullets, twirl their guns, and kick their clips." Much of the film (leading into the final two or three main "confrontation scenes" between our heroes - including Lam Ching Ying in an excellent role, as the cop "gun-meister" - and the villains) is taken up by amiable comedic interactions between two HK cops who share an apartment, and their two Mainland Chinese houseguests, who are Jacky Cheung's cousins (one male, one female) in the story. There are also some "on the job" cop-stuff antics - as the two unorthodox members of HK's finest repeatedly wreak havoc, and end up having to be bailed out of hot water by their stoic commanding officer and mentor, Lam Ching Ying - and a related side plot about the rekindling of an ancient flame between Jacky's opinionated, old-fashioned Mainland cousin and Loletta Lee's "sophisticated" night club owner character. Likeable characters and an amiable comic plot give way, in the final twenty minutes or so, to some of the most creative, jaw-dropping, guns-a-blazin' action choreography seen anywhere outside of a John Woo movie! Recommended for fans of Hard Boiled, etc., who haven't found something new to satisfy their "jones" in a while...