The Bund is one of the most iconic representations of a triad-ridden Shanghai in the 1930s. It has a theme song that has turned into a timeless classic and it is even dubbed as "The Godfather of the East." It skyrocketed Chow Yun Fat to stardom in the 1980s and also Huang Xiaoming in the 2007 remake.
The Game Changer 游戏规则 is a Chinese movie inspired by the same theme though it does so with entirely new characters headlined by Peter Ho (Nothing Gold Can Stay), Huang Zi Tao (A Chinese Odyssey), Gulnezer Bextiyar (Fighter of the Destiny), Choo Ja Hyun and Wang Xue Qi.
I feel like half of the cast is too green to be any good but I'm still crossing my fingers that it turns out alright. As with its predecessors, the movie brings to life a piece of old Shanghai through a story about hot-blooded youngsters and their desperate struggle in a society overtaken by gangsters and warfare.
It wouldn't be a tale of triads without handsome broody men but what makes it so memorable is an intriguing story of passion, brotherhood, romance and action.
Release Date: Feb. 10, 2017