Director: Tsui Pak Lam
Stars: Donnie Yen, Sibelle Hu, Carrie Ng, Ken Lo
A professor is kidnapped by a crime lord's daughter (Ng, looking pretty damn sexy) and her bodyguard (Lo, looking pretty damn silly sporting a flat-top buzzcut, clip-on earring and cheap orange sunglasses) to find the "golden crystal," which Ng hopes will cure her father's mysterious disease. The professor's daughter enlists the aid of her ex-boyfriend (Yen) and a policewoman (Hu) to help her find the crystal first.
This movie is so bad I don't really know when to begin. Its' main problem is the pacing. Crystal Hunt is so boring that even the fights (which, admittedly, there are a lot of) can't save it from being a clunker. It doesn't help that the fights aren't really all that great to begin with -- one "chase" has Hu going after a bad guy trying to get away on a ice cream pushcart. When the action finally gets good during the last half-hour, it's a matter of "too little, too late."
A review of the DVD for this movie can be found here
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