Starring: Jay Chou, Shawn Yue, Shawn Yue, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong, Anne Suzuki, Jordan Chan, Chapman To, Kenny Bee, Tsuyoshi Abe Director: Andrew Lau, Alan Mak TechInfo: Initial. It's Japanese starlet Anne Suzuki who gives the movie's best performance as the likeable and vulnerable Natsuki. Some will be surprised, maybe even annoyed, with the abrupt ending - it's certainly not subtle - but all it really does is usher in the probable sequel. Different opponents, same hero, and same track. Plot Synopsis: In Initial D Legend 3: Dream, this is it! So, this movie is perfect for a couple to watch together where one doesn't get bored and leave. Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak the Infernal Affairs trilogy , the film stars Jay Chou as an 18-year old boy who awakens to the thrill of illegal street racing. Also, because I am in love with Jay Chou, I decided to watch it.
The film's races are entirely set along the hillside that Takumi traverses on a regular basis, and as a result, once you see Takumi defeat an opponent along the hills for the first time, you've basically seen them all. Directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak the Infernal Affairs trilogy , the film stars Jay Chou as an 18-year old boy who awakens to the thrill of illegal street racing. The visceral highlight of Initial D is flagged early on and is well worth waiting for. Akina, where some of Japan's greatest street racers venture for glory. Filmed on location in Japan, it's slightly off-putting to see a cast of Hong Kong actors taking Japanese roles with everyone speaking Cantonese.
Akina racing god: a title that promises more than this limited actor can provide. There is love for the girls and street racing for the guys. Jordan Chan is along for the ride, literally, as a professional street car racer who suffers a severe case of gravel rash and wounded pride. The visuals are interesting and the soundtrack is filled with appropriate tracks, most of them in English, surprisingly, with some Chinese songs toward the end. I was really excited about this movie but I ended up fast-forwarding through it. The film has an impressive pedigree, being directed by the duo of Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, and written by Felix Chong, the trio having worked together previously on the mega hit Infernal Affairs trilogy.
Yes the car races were exciting to watch, but does this constitute as making the film great?. As it was a anime it had to impress, and the storyline did. The King of the Mountain duel is an absolute eye-popper and worth the ticket price on its own. For more details, please refer to our. For Hong Kong cinema, Initial D doesn't represent any major improvement over, say, the last 200 films starring the Twins, but for such a manufactured product, it's probably a lot better than it should have been. Popular Hong Kong actors Edison Chen, Shawn Yue, and Jordan Chan co-star as fellow street racers, and multiple Best Actor award winner Anthony Wong and singer Kenny Bee shore up the cast.
But the reality of manga to film roles is that the audience doesn't expect much more than a live-action comic book performance. Takumi, a delivery boy; Ryousuke, an engineer of speed; and Kyouichi, a professional racer: the three of them become duelists of drifts. To offset the repetitive nature of the races, the script delves into the more cerebral, theoretical side of racing -- that is, if you were interested in such things. Initial D was originally slated for Tsui Hark to direct, but early in the production he left the project and was replaced by Infernal Affairs directing duo Andrew Lau A Man Called Hero and Alan Mak A War Named Desire. It turns out that I actually liked it very much.
A enjoyable racing movie and it focuses on one type of racing: Drifting! Of course my underwhelmed reaction to the film's racing may be due to a general indifference on my part to racing movies and racing in general, so I'll take it at face value that more racing-inclined viewers will get more out of the film's downhill zooms and vrooms. With breathtaking car-racing scenes, a hip soundtrack, and an all-star cast, Initial D is the Hong Kong Cinema blockbuster fans have been waiting for! The film certainly has a lot of vehicular action to keep viewers distracted, and directors Lau and Mak use enough visual tricks a ton of freeze frames, wipes, and gimmicky edits to keep even the casual audience member like myself from becoming bored. The story is somewhat different from the original cartoons, but then again, what works in one medium doesn't for another. During his daily delivery, Takumi unknowingly sharpens up his racing skills by speeding through notorious racing spot Mt. What of having the entire film in Cantonese with no reference to the Japanese language in Japan in everyday life, yeh right! Even though I don't understand it, I like it very much because of the beat and of course Jay Chou sings it. Suzuki does fine, as does Chou in his first starring turn, although it should be said that the script really doesn't require all that much of either young actor.
When he has an inadvertent run-in with one of the area's top racers, Takumi finds himself thrust into the world of mountain racing and is soon duking it out for top honors in a series of daredevil downhill races. All shot under moonlight, this short sequence captures the sublime and surreal beauty of pure auto power. But Takumi is more than just another wannabe racer. After Takumi zips past a drift racer Shawn Yue, Jiang Hu on a curvaceous hill one night, he becomes known as the racer god of that particular hill. After Takumi accidentally bests Night Kids leader Takeshi Nakazato Shawn Yue on Akina's downhill, he begins to attract the attention of other street racers. Edison Chen just seemed bored. A glorious but unexpected victory awakens the competitive genes in his blood, while his overnight fame inevitably leads to hellraising races one after another, each one more perilous and exciting than the previous one.
During his daily delivery, Takumi unknowingly sharpens up his racing skills by speeding through notorious racing spot Mt. At over 100 minutes, Initial D is an easy and brisk sit-through that is mostly entertaining, if ultimately vacant. Thrilling and adrenaline-fueled, the anime is presented in its entirety with this collection of episodes. © The content on this page was originally created by YesAsia. To read some of the reviews stating that this was a Great movie left me flabbergasted.