Scene of the Week: Hard Boiled!!!
You’ll notice that I put an unnecessary amount of exclamation points in the title of this post. That is from the excitement of watching a John Woo shootout. So without further ado, this week’s Scene of the Week comes from what might be the greatest action movie ever made…a little gem called Hard Boiled! If you’re reading this site then I have to assume that you have a certain taste for movies which involves grown men pretending to hurt or kill each other for the entertainment of others. If that assumption is accurate then you’re going to love the death and destruction brought by John Woo in what may be his craziest action movie to date.
In this scene we find our hero Tequila (Chow Yun-Fat) and his former undercover ally Alan (Tony Leung) killing some serious cronies after they attempt to take over a hospital and take the patients as hostages. I suggest that you find a copy of this flick and sit down one evening with some brewskis but until that happens, take a gander at this 3+ minute shot which is nearly continuous and if you don’t find yourself wanting to take in the entire film then I just don’t have anything to say to you. Enjoy.