After hibernating from cinema for so long, it’s time for another movie review. We picked “Rebellion” this time, a action (more to gangster-type of movie) HK movie starring Shawn Yue, Chapman To, Ada Choi, Elanne Kwong, Paul Wong (Beyond lead singer).
REBELLION is set over a single night, as five gang bosses - Jimmy, Sand, Jupiter, Coffee and Man Ching - break their uneasy alliance and a vicious turf war threatens to engulf the city. Over the past few years, these five big brothers have remained peaceful and amicable with each other, agreeing to separate territories and keeping violence to a minimum.
Jimmy's wife, Cheung Wah (Ada Choi), commands a great deal of respect but is in Taiwan on the night of the attack. Blackie should automatically become the new head, but because of his volatile personality, Cheung Wah elects Po to oversee things until she can get the first flight back in the morning.
Blackie spends the night ensuring that Sand, Coffee and the others are on his side, while berating Po at any given opportunity for hiding behind Cheung Wah and stealing the leadership that is rightfully his. Meanwhile, Sand is going toe to toe with the police, who have shut down one of his most profitable streets to look for the assassin and Coffee, when he's not humping his girlfriend in his car or on a fire escape, is quietly making deals of his own.
This movie is nothing more but full with the scene of "pek yau" with the knife. LOL! But I'm sure for those who hunger for such scene will like this movie. As usual, a bunch of gangster dressed in all black (I wonder why must be black and not red?) running around supporting their so-called BIG BROTHER when he/she needs it.
As usual, the appearances of Chapman To makes everything funny, even though it's not funny. I guess his plumpy-look make him funny without the need to say out a single word, a perfect cast for comedy. Ada Choi as Cheung Wah, Jimmy's wife also impressed me alot too by showing her "style" as "big sister".
Overall, giving rating at 5/10 because me myself not a gangster-movie lover but still better than other stupid-HK comedy which really not worth paying RM10/RM11 to the cinema for it.