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The Rookies (2019)

Su ren te gong (original title)
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Extreme sport lover Zhou Feng got involved in an international illegal trade by accident. So he had to follow an international special agent Bruce to Budapest.

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Alan Yuen
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Credited cast:
Talu Wang ... Zhao Feng
Sandrine Pinna ... Miao Yan
Milla Jovovich ... Bruce
Timmy Xu Timmy Xu ... Ding Shan
David Lee McInnis ... Iron Fist
Meitong Liu ... LV
Suet Lam
Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan ... (as Kwok-Kwan Chan)
Zhan Xiao
Nuo Lu
Kathy Chow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Allica ... Anton
Brono Bajtala Brono Bajtala ... Security Officer
Pierre Bourdaud Pierre Bourdaud ... Order Agent
Andrew Lane Cawthon Andrew Lane Cawthon ... Iron Fist's ASsistant
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Extreme sport lover Zhou Feng got involved in an international illegal trade by accident. So he had to follow an international special agent Bruce to Budapest. Together with a crappy police officer Miao Yan, a non-professional scientist Ding Shan and an unemployed doctor LV, they became an amateur unit. In company with the senior agent Bruce, these four rookies started a fight with the terrorists that was both thrilling and hilarious.

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Mental Fun But Totally Daft!!
27 November 2019 | by Movie-MisfitSee all my reviews

The Rookies is an action film from China that can best be described as a live action cartoon that most definitely should not be taken seriously!

Leading man, the gorgeous Talu, is an extreme sports nut who hilariously gets involved with a secret organisation who soon invite him to be a part of their team.

Reluctantly agreeing (until the money piles up) Talu sets off thinking he is the new James Bond and meets his team mates in Europe. Their main mission of course is to stop the bad guy who has a chemical weapon that turns everyone into plants...

And that isn't even the daftest part!

I can understand why most viewers would see The Rookies as a bad movie, but it's hard not to laugh the whole way through it - and a lot of those times, genuinely. It's also hard not to be entertained as director Alan Yuen rams as much visuals, insane stunts, fight action and madness into every scene!

In fact, if this had been made during Hong Kong's golden age of cinema, it would be regarded as one to watch...

Hollywood A-lister Milla plays the stone faced leader of the secret organisation, and while she doesn't bring anything overly exciting to the show, does her best Bridget Neilson impression with a few action scenes on her behalf.

I rate all my films by their entertainment value and The Rookies certainly entertains. Just switch off your brain before it starts and enjoy the ride...


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12 July 2019 (China) See more »

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WANOS (downmixed)| D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 (Dolby Surround 5.1)| Dolby Atmos (Dolby Atmos+Vision)| DTS:X (downmixed)| HoloSound (downmixed)

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