This was pretty restrained, for a Dante Lam flick. Trades in the non-stop fireworks to build some real, lasting tension.
He also takes the time to make sure we feel something for every single character. Hong Kong looks amazing as usual. The gun-shots are few and far between, but carry real weight with them. Felt like he really wanted us to understand that each of them come with real consequence, which is kinda wild given his more modern bonanzas.
Hong Kong looks incredible, as usual. The melodrama is pinned all the way in the red, to keep the uninitiated at bay, and everyone wears their scars to the bitter end.
All of it just sitting there waiting on Netflix. On Valentines Day.