OPERATION MEKONG REVIEWED
“Operation Mekong” is loosely based on a real event. The rest of the movie is a Chinese cinema riff on Cannon Films from the mid 1980s. Do you want to see drug dealers get blown apart? Do you want to see good guys win? Well, this is the typical action film for you. While it’s weird to see the Asian market delve into such by-the-numbers military action, it’s pretty intriguing. Well, moreso than what we get in America.
What messed me up was the inability to decipher whether it was the Chinese military or their version of the DEA. No one really pins down an exact answer, but they shoot guns well. Also, I didn’t quite the international response presented in the film. When we get the government stuff, it seems like the effort is made to keep it quiet. Then, it seems like we almost have a United Nations moment towards the end. It’s confusing, but not terrible.
So, what does that mean for the discerning action fan? You’ve seen this film before and achieved slightly better. Still, it’s well shot and quite worth an afternoon viewing.
- 2.39:1 1080p transfer
- DTS: X