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The apocalypse we never knew we needed - Warriors of Future (2022) Review

A meteorite brings an extraterrestrial life to the earth. When powerful alien creatures threaten humanity, Commander Sing Lee's elite forces are almost wiped out, and the surviving soldier Tai Loi discovers an even bigger conspiracy.

Greetings, fellow Netflix aficionados! Today, let's dive into the cosmic rollercoaster that is Warriors of Future, a Hong Kong sci-fi extravaganza that promises aliens, climate crises, and more questionable dubbing than your favorite B-movie from the '80s.

First off, let's meet our stellar trio – Louis Koo, Ching Wan Lau, and Carina Lau. Forget the Avengers; we've got a bunch of actors who probably never imagined they'd be fighting extraterrestrial forces. Move over, Hollywood; Hong Kong is here to remind us that the universe doesn't just revolve around the stars; sometimes, it crashes into them.

Now, before we embark on this intergalactic journey, take a gander at the trailer: See link above. Prepare yourself for a cinematic experience that's part sci-fi epic, part comedy of errors, and all levels of "What did I just watch?"

The plot, in a nutshell: a meteorite decides Earth needs a makeover and brings extraterrestrial life to the party. Commander Sing Lee's elite forces are on cleanup duty, but when powerful aliens threaten humanity, things go south faster than a penguin on an ice slide. Our lone survivor, Tai Loi, stumbles upon a conspiracy bigger than a Kardashian family scandal. Buckle up, folks; it's going to be a bumpy, alien-filled ride.

Now, what did I like about this cosmic carnival? Well, for starters, Warriors of Future takes a swerve into the climate crisis lane. Forget documentaries; we've got aliens here to teach us that messing with the environment might just summon creatures from the great beyond. It's like a public service announcement wrapped in an alien invasion – an extraterrestrial TED talk, if you will.

In classic Asian style, the movie serves up tech-crazy, earth-ending scenarios like a buffet of apocalyptic delights. And the heroes? They're lining up like it's Black Friday at the superhero store. Who cares if they have a lifespan shorter than a mayfly's lunch break? Sacrifice is the new darling.

Let's not forget the great silly humor sprinkled throughout. It's as if the filmmakers raided the prop closet of a sci-fi sitcom and said, "Yep, we'll take it all." And don't forget the added scene in the credits.

Now, onto the gripes – the English dubbing is so funny it makes you wonder if the translators had a secret agenda to turn this serious sci-fi into a cosmic comedy. The intro is a crash course in confusion, a maze of backstory elements that assumes you have the memory of an elephant on memory-enhancing drugs. And those jerky camera motions? It's like the cameraman took a masterclass in chaos cinematography.

Extra info time! Warriors of Future has claimed the throne as Hong Kong's highest-grossing local film as of November 17, 2022. Move over, kung fu legends; the aliens are now the box office champions. And did you catch the Jurassic Park homage? Bug creatures stalking like Velociraptors – Spielberg would be proud.

Around the hour mark, our hero Tai decides to channel his inner Captain America, wielding a bin lid like it's the shield of justice. Because when the going gets tough, forget guns – grab the nearest trash can lid and defend humanity like a true eco-warrior.

In conclusion, Warriors of Future is a wild ride through alien invasions, climate crises, and cinematic absurdity. It's a buffet of chaos with a side of humor, served on a shaky camera for that extra thrill. You can shut your brain off from the worldly troubles and just enjoy the apocalypse with your favorite beverage. So, what's the final verdict, you ask? Drumroll, please – I bestow upon it the illustrious rating of 7.2/10, because sometimes, you just need a bit of intergalactic madness in your life.

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