Modern Heroes (1980)
Reviewed by: STSH on 2001-11-24
Summary: Curiosity value only
Extremely silly and quite poorly made. Seems to have been made before the great Chow had found his poise and cool, he appears to have been directed to make himself and the police look like idiots. For the first 2/3 of the film, the result is pretty tiresome, despite some great talent in the supporting cast.

The story sort-of begins to gel around the 2/3 mark, especially as Bruce Leung comes out from behind his sunglasses and reveals himself to be the main support actor. This is the resolution of the sub-plot concerning a rich blackmailing solicitor, which culminates in an extended fighting/action sequence. Maybe the overwhelming stupidity got to me, because I found the odd mixture of stuntwork, weird props (motorized toys which fire live ammunition, for instance) and comedy to be extremely funny and quite entertaining.

Overall, probably only recommended for diehard fans of Chow and Bruce Leung, and the odd maniac who, like me, loves to spot familiar faces of often-seen support actors.
Reviewer Score: 3