Furious 8 won the season with its billion dollar success coming into May. That didn’t stop Herman Yau’s new bomb disposal thriller, Shock Wave from hitting the top spot at the box office just this past weekend in China, thus lending an ample start for the film’s run as it hits screens overseas.
Officer Cheung [Andy Lau], a senior inspector in the Hong Kong Police Force, is the most respected member of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit. Before rising through the ranks, Cheung worked undercover within a criminal gang, lead by a ruthless crimeboss notoriousnfor his expertise in explosives.
After Cheung’s undercover work leads to the break-up of the gang and the arrest of the boss’s brother, the gang boss swears to take revenge on the man responsible for ruining him. Seven years on, after the criminal mastermind disappears without a trace, he returns to Hong Kong to wreak havoc. Explosive attacks begin breaking out across the city, escalating until a shocking hostage situation unfolds within one of the world’s busiest tunnels, the Cross-Harbour tunnel. With the city facing what seems to be an impossible to stop threat, it is only Cheung who has the skills needed to end the crime boss’s revenge spree.
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