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Railroad Tigers (2016)

 

 
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Posted December 10, 2016 by

 
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Critics Review: NA (0 review)
Film Bloggers Review: ★★★1/4 (2 reviews)

SYNOPSIS

Di bulan Desember 1941, Jepang melebarkan pendudukannya ke negara-negara tetangga di Asia Tenggara. Jalur kereta dari Tianjin ke Nanjing di Tiongkok Timur menjadi rute transportasi militer penting, dikawal ketat oleh tentara Jepang. Pekerja jalur kereta, Ma Yuan, memimpin sekelompok pejuang pembebasan. Menggunakan pengetahuan mereka yang mendalam mengenai jaringan kereta, mereka menyergap tentara Jepang dan mencuri perbekalan mereka untuk memberi makan rakyat Tiongkok yang kelaparan. Tanpa punya senjata sendiri, pejuang pembebasan ini menggunakan senjata apapun yang mereka punya, termasuk sekop, melepas kayu yang dipakai di jalur kereta, dan mengalihkan jalur. Orang-orang Tiongkok setempat menamai mereka “Macan Jalur Kereta.”

 

In December 1941, Japan expands the occupation of its neighbouring countries to Southeast Asia. The railway from Tianjin to Nanjing in East China became a key military transportation route, heavily guarded by Japanese soldiers. Railroad worker Ma Yuan leads a team of freedom fighters. Using their in-depth knowledge of rail networks, they ambush the Japanese soldiers and steal their supplies to feed the starving Chinese. With no weapons of their own, the freedom fighters employ whatever tools are at hand, including shovels, loose railway track planks and diverted trains. The local Chinese call the unlikely heroes the “Railroad Tigers”.

General Information

Director: Ding Sheng
Cast: Jackie Chan, Zitao Huang, Kai Wang, Darren Wang, Alan Ng, Sang Ping
Running Time: NA
Release Date: December 2016

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BLOGGERS REVIEW

DANIEL IRAWAN (Dan at the Movies)

Project A meets Millionaires Express, Force 10 from Navarone meets Silver Streak, Railroad Tigers is funny and super-exciting. Quite a Jackie Chan’s return to form as the Buster Keaton of martial arts. Rating: ★★★★

ELBERT REYNER (Daily Cinephile)

Overlong and poorly edited, Railroad Tigers is surprisingly dull and failed to develop its interesting premise into a fun thrill ride. The film is saved mostly by its charming casts (Jackie and his son!) and awesome third act. Consider it by how much you love Jackie Chan. Rating: ★★1/2

 

 

Last Updated: 28 December 2016


One Comment


  1.  
    Anggra Waskito

    Railroad Tigers awalnya memang kurang meyakinkan, tapi makin ke belakang terasa makin asyik, saat geng Macan pimpinan Jackie Chan mulai fokus ingin melakukan hal besar dalam hidup mereka: mensabotase gerak pasukan Jepang penjajah.

    Adegan action di film ini termasuk OK walau belum sepenuhnya terlihat spektakuler. Sisi komedinya lah yang sukses membuat penonton lintas generasi ngakak bareng di bioskop. Bahkan para tentara Jepang pun digambarkan sangat komikal.

    Tone Railroad Tigers mengingatkan pada beberapa film Hong Kong era 80-an dan 90-an awal, era keemasan film non silat Jackie Chan. Tapi sang megastar memang tak bisa melawan takdir penuaan. Adegan khas Jackie Chan melompat ke dinding tinggi, kini harus diedit. Walau demikian penonton tidak kehilangan rasa hormatnya…

    Rating: 3,5/5





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