Spe­cial Fe­male Force

The Sun (Malaysia) - - THE BIG PICTURE -

WHEN six fe­male rookie po­lice re­cruits fail to grad­u­ate af­ter a fi­nal test goes wrong, they are pri­vately ap­proached to join a new spe­cial fe­male force team, sim­i­lar to the one that was dis­banded 25 years ago af­ter a failed mis­sion.

Ea­ger to be part of the po­lice force, they take up the of­fer, and even­tu­ally are tasked with tak­ing down the ‘Pres­i­dent’, a no­to­ri­ous gang leader, with­out re­al­is­ing they may just be dic­ing with death.

I quite like how the story ini­tially started with a bunch of girls en­ter­ing a po­lice train­ing school and learn­ing to cope with each other’s dif­fer­ences.

De­spite their char­ac­ters com­ing from dif­fer­ent back­grounds, the cast mem­bers’ in­cred­i­ble chem­istry to­gether makes the film en­joy­able to watch, and this makes it eas­ier for you as a viewer to put your­self in their shoes.

Un­doubt­edly, you will be ask­ing your­self why would a bunch of pretty young girls en­rol them­selves into the po­lice force?

Chin an­swers those ques­tions by re­veal­ing the girls’ dif­fer­ent back­ground sto­ries – most of them were bul­lied, aban­doned, or looked down upon by their loved ones – which prompted them to join the po­lice force.

I feel this pro­vided more depth to the story, and I re­ally wish we could have seen more of that.

The plot, how­ever, is a tad messy and I couldn’t put the pieces to­gether on how the Pres­i­dent, played by Sin­ga­porean-born film star Aaron, is sud­denly in­volved to­wards the end.

There is also space for im­prove­ment in the ac­tion scenes, which came off as un­re­al­is­tic.

Lastly, if you’re not fa­mil­iar with Hong Kong ac­tresses, you’d prob­a­bly have a hard time telling the girls apart, be­cause they’re all tall and slen­der with a pretty face!

Oth­er­wise, ig­nore all that be­cause this is ovi­ously an eye­candy movie.

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