Hot War 1999 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Tango One (Ekin Cheng), Blue (Kelly Chan), and C.S. (Jordan Chan) are scientists working for the CIA’s ‘subliminal message division.’ When an enemy terrorist (Terence Yin, sporting a bleached- dye job gone wrong) called Alien, begins kidnapping scientists throughout the globe, the CIA is alerted.
The trio, close friends, have been working on a way to subliminally program the world’s first ‘super soldier’. Using this technique, they have been able to alter the programming of CIA agents minds to become effective’combat’ agents. When Alien target’s C.T., a tragic accident occurs and Tango and C.T. undergo the ‘virtual’ training to rescue Blue.
I enjoyed Hot War, and I’m a real fan of Ekin Cheng, but I found Hot War to be only only an “Okay” movie. Mostly, because the dialog was awful, and the script/subtitles poorly handled. The English speakers delivered their lines poorly and almost incomprehensibly, and with the emotional quality of corpses. Some of the computer sequences were badly handled, and really unrealistic, and overall the scenary and costumes were very drab and gray.
What I DID like about Hot War, was the topic. Subliminal messaging: How far would the government go with this? What REALLY is reality? Or is it just what Uncle Sam tells us it is? Also, the past history of the three major characters from the orphanage days, would’ve been interesting to explore. As usual, Ekin Cheng was excellent, but this movie suffered from a slow start and the lack of a decent script.
I’d say this was rental fare, rent it, and if you like it, buy the video.