I don't keep tabs on movies as much as dramas but the recent selection of blockbusters are too tempting to ignore with movies like Wu Kong, Once Upon A Time and Brotherhood of Blades to name a few. Reset 致命倒数 is yet another one to add to the list and it is a science fiction action flick helmed by international superstar Jackie Chan. It's a pity that he is not part of the cast but he brings together one of the biggest Chinese-Korean collaborations.
The movie is directed by Yoon Hong Seung also known as Chang and headlined by Yang Mi (Eternal Love), Wallace Huo (Imperial Doctress), Jin Shi Jie (Demon Catcher Zhong Kui), Liu Chang (Novoland) and Hummer Zhang (Eternal Love). Filming wrapped in Busan, South Korea early last year.
It's important to note that the movie was shot last year when friendship was still blossoming between the two countries. You may have heard by now but there has been a crackdown on all things Korean in China due to political reasons so it's interesting that this is airing at all. Either the crackdown was never that bad to begin with or it has lessened considerably. Then again, maybe it's getting a free pass because of an entirely Chinese cast, or heck, maybe it's because of Jackie Chan.
The story revolves around a single mother who is close to completing a technology that can allow people to go back in time. Her son is kidnapped in exchange for her life's work and she travels back in time an hour and fifty minutes earlier in hopes of saving her son.
The plot actually holds its own as a decent suspense thriller but there are many fun facts on the side. Believe it or not, it is Yang Mi and Wallace Huo's first time working together since Chinese Paladin 3 in 2009. I thought they might play a couple now but nope, Wallace Huo deviates from his usual roles to play the big bad villain. Hummer Zhang who played Yang Mi's son Ah Li in Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms plays her son once again. How cute is that?!
Release Date: June 30, 2017
Source: Official Weibo