In Hide and Seek, Wallace portrays a clean freak who enjoys a successful professional career, as well as a happy and comfortable life. One day, he hears that his older brother has gone missing for several months, so he goes to his brother’s apartment. There, he discovers that the residence has been marked all over with a mysterious symbol.
Later, Wallace’s character discovers that the same symbol has appeared outside his own home. With danger lurking from all sides, he must unearth the meaning behind the symbol before insanity overtakes him and his own secrets are unveiled.
This version is not as good as the Korean one, but it’s still a good movie with a creepy atmosphere that makes you feel engaged from the very beginning. It’s very intense from start, but unfortunately loses it towards the end.
My biggest complaints about the movie is the lack of depth and feelings in the characters. They feel very flat and emotionless, which makes you indifferent to what happens to them. The story itself gives good reason for strong emotions, especially in the main character played by Wallace Huo, so it’s such a shame that they didn’t manage to do that.
All in all, it’s an enjoyable movie, especially for those of you that like thrillers.