HELIOS is an adrenaline-fuelled and action packed crime thriller that will have you on edge.
The joint directors are Longman Leung and Sunny Luk who gave us their recent much-acclaimed Cold War.
No, this is not a successor to Cold War as many followers were led to believe. The former film still work better in terms of plot and solidarity.
HELIOS (2015) finale comes smack with a cliffhanger that hints that there’s more to come with another thrilling chapter. And a brand new cast of course, since the principal actors all perished in the line of duty.
The big-time bonus is an offering of regional famous names added to the actor list, so you’d certainly get more bang for your buck.
Number one wanted criminal “Helios” (Chang Chen) and his assistant (Janice Man) stole a quantity of uranium and plan to produce weapons of mass destruction. They are planning to trade with a terrorist organization in Hong Kong. Chief Inspector Lee Yin-ming (Nick Cheung) and Inspector Fan Ka-ming (Shawn Yue) lead the Counter Terrorism Response Unit of the Hong Kong Police Force. Along with Chinese senior official Song An (Wang Xueqi), Physicsprofessor Siu Chi-yan (Jacky Cheung) and two South Korean weapon experts Choi Min-ho (Ji Jin-hee) and Pok Yu-chit (Choi Siwon), they hope to defuse a crisis sufficient to destroy the world.
With a colossal production budget of USD 20.68 million, this one is a masterly work of true depth.