- Nov 22
- AS THE LIGHT GOES OUT: Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 22/11/14 at 02:52 PM
Director : Derek Kwok Chi-Kin. Review: Chris Sawin.
Three firefighters from Pillar Point Station in Hong Kong, Sam (Nicholas Tse), Yip (Andy On), and Chill (Shawn Yue), go against protocol in an attempt to rescue stranded individuals trapped in a burning building. Chill takes the blame even though the three agreed to take credit for the incident together. A year later, it's Christmas Eve and Yip has become the Assistant Divisional Officer of the station while Sam is enjoying his last day with Pillar Point before being transferred.
An unstable septic tank behind a warehouse close to a conquered fire at the power station is noted as having a high temperature. While being near gas lines, the call is made to leave it be since the fire nearby was already put out. The fire that evolves from those conditions is one of the most uncontrollable occurrences Sam or anyone else at the station has ever seen. The forthcoming typhoon only makes matters worse. The disaster becomes a completely different beast altogether when power across the entire city of Hong Kong is compromised. A determination by these firefighters to effectively do their job becomes an uphill and practically impossible battle for survival...Continue review.