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A Chinese special force soldier with extraordinary marksmanship but difficulty obeying orders of his superiors is confronted by a group of deadly foreign mercenaries who are hired to assassinate him by a vicious drug lord. Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
Cast & Credits
And then you realize that it is not M4 those soldiers are wielding but QBZ-95. It's not woodland camo but digital camo. Tank is not Abrams but Type 99. That helicopter is not Apache but Z-10. And finally, it's not American flag flying all around with emotional music but Chinese. And all the good guys have compete devotion to their country. But they are Chinese.
We in west take the "Americans are good guys" narrative so casually that we don't bat one eyelid when we watch this kind of movie. But alas, as everything is substituted with Chinese counterparts while the story is practically identical in its formula to American action movies, it suddenly seems weird, even distasteful. "Propaganda" was the word popping in my mind many times, yet one heartbeat later I always recalled similar scene from some American action movie. Merely the vision of Chinese tanks driving around casually seemed weird, while I have seen dozens of movies where American tanks rover around and never really gave it any thought. It seems so given, while Chinese tanks are anything but! This movie is an eye-opener like that, while not artistic masterpiece. I truly wish that Chinese film industry keeps making more movies like Wolf Warrior. To bring balance to the force, so to say.
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