After awaking in a deep pit alone, but surrounded by dead bodies, John (Sharlto Copley) begins to call out for help, whereupon a woman throws down a rope to help him out. John has no memory of what has happened, or who he is. The woman leads him to a house containing a group of other people, all of whom have no idea who they are, either. As the isolated survivors of some horrifying plague begin to investigate their surroundings, they soon discover that, while they don't know what has caused this new world they find themselves in, they are certainly not alone.
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When Beth Emhoff returns home after visiting an opening ceremony for a new factory, she complains of jet lag and her husband, Thomas Emhoff, thinks nothing of it. He becomes concerned when she falls ill, even more so when she has a seizure in front of him and has to be rushed to hospital. It comes as a shock to Thomas when she dies; her cause of death: a highly contagious and rapidly mutating bird flu virus that spreads via human contact. The virus is spreading so fast there is no vaccine or cure for it.
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Everyone's talking about the high cost of property, government collusion with developers and, underlying it all, the unfaithfulness of men. All of these things have an impact on the story, but the real point of the film is to show a lot of horrible ways to die with as much blood and gore as possible. And while director Pang shoots it with a lot of visual panache, just a bit more pathos would have made all the difference.
That's right: I walked out (after an hour). And this is the only movie I've walked out of my entire life.
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A stylized battle of this nature should come expected in the pantheon of Johnny To films. The fact that minutes later all four assassins are helping to rebuild and refurnish the apartment may not be expected. As it turns out, the four hitmen, and the target in question, are all old friends. Two of the hitmen have been called to take out the target while two have taken it upon themselves to protect the target. Blaze (Anthony Wong), the alpha-male of the group, lays down his guns but promises the target, his friend Wo (Nick Cheung), that he will have to kill him eventually.
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After awaking in a deep pit alone, but surrounded by dead bodies, John (Sharlto Copley)...
When Beth Emhoff returns home after visiting an opening ceremony for a new factory, she...
Supposedly based on a true story, this film feels more like an extended joke, complete...