If you like John Woo’s classics, you will enjoy this action-filled, police tale. It’s the story of three police officers with striking personalities. One of the officers is undercover while the others are on the force. They make great efforts to bring down a major Asian drug lord. The movie is driven by its story with deceptions and betrayal, suspense and some major action.
Directed by Benny Chan, The White Storm is textured with personalities that have to prove they are righteous, which is similar to movies from the 80s – like Tango & Cash or Lethal Weapon. The cops are in conflict over their personalities and how they handle the job. Like one bad cop and one good cop solving a crime together while competing against each other.
The story begins with a brotherhood put to the ultimate test when a narcotics sting operation fails. Three friends will fight to the end to escape the retaliation of the most dangerous drug lord in Hong Kong. They are working in the Hong Kong Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau and get caught up in a case with the drug lord. Their sting operation fails, and they are forced to make a devastating decision – two can live but one must die.
Five years later, the two of them declare revenge for their fallen friend. But, conflict arises and they wind up competing against each other for their own lives. At this point, the story gets real interesting, and I could not take my attention off the movie.
Chan is an award-winning producer and director for the film New Police Story starring Jackie Chan. He brings action-pack entertainment with a cutting edge of storytelling.