The Jiaolong Assault Team, one of the special forces of the world’s largest military force, People’s Liberation Army, is given a potentially fatal assignment, leading a small eight-man unit to evacuate Chinese residents from a North African republic in the throes of a coup d’état. The squad strategically makes a two-pronged rescue attempt but is tragically ambushed, resulting in heavy casualties. At the same time, the terrorist leader manages to steal the incriminating evidence against him along with essential material for the manufacture of nuclear arms. The Jiaolong Assault Team is fully aware of the importance of ensuring such material is forever removed from the terrorists’ hands.
Cast & Credits
Basically, the Red Sea is a thematic sequence of Lam's blockbuster, Operation Mekong. This time the military takes center stage and the history of the headlines is based on the evacuation of Chinese citizens from Yemen in 2015. Refreshingly, there are no western thugs. Instead, they are Middle Eastern terrorists and Somali pirates (in the prologue). Sure, there's waving the flag, but it's not as disturbing as in the Wolf Warrior movies. The Red Sea is just an action movie that constantly doubles, triples and quadruples in explosions, clutter and blood and guts. In terms of pure spectacle, it is hard to beat. Lam Lam pays the piper with a shot in the middle of the bow, basically telling the world to stay away from the South China Sea, if we know what is good for us, but until then, it fits well. Highly recommended for action fans.