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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

QUICK FIX: The Twins Effect (2003)

Vampires, wire-enhanced martial arts, a cool cast, magic and mayhem? Yes please. The Twins Effect is ridiculous, chaotic, and a ton of fun. It's almost like a superhero flick crossed with NightWatch. Sort of Blade meets Buffy meets, erm, Double Dragon with female leads?

Ekin Cheng, Charlene Choi and Gillian Ching head up a cast that is clearly having a blast with the material, and a lengthy special guest appearance from the legendary Jackie Chan is the icing on top of a ludicrous cake. The Twins Effect is a very silly film, full of very silly vampires with very silly accents and very silly action sequences.

It is essentially 90 minutes of eye candy, but it never really puts itself across as anything else. The CG effects are rubbish (they've not dated well), but other than that the production looks pretty damn good. Oh, and watch it subbed, not dubbed. You need the real voices for the full effect. Ace.

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