2002 (2001)

After sort of fumbling the big budget project that Golden Harvest hired him to direct, the studio stuck with director Wilson Yip Wai-Shun when he teamed up with co-screenwriter and producer Vincent Kok Tak-Chiu for the supernatural sci-fi comedy thriller entitled 2002. Mr. Yip cast young box office stars Nicholas Tse and Stephen Fung as cops who deal with ghostly criminals. Itís all played with a straight face and it is all ludicrous, nonsensical, and wonderfully enjoyable. Look for Law Kar-Ying in one of his typically funny supporting roles. Actually, he steals the movie from those two pretty faces. Super cinematographer Poon Hang-Sang makes the film and everyone in it look real good.

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