Plot: Sunny is a circus clown, but he dreams of being a famous knife thrower like his famous father. However, his hostile colleagues continue to bully him, relegating him to a lowly clown. Whilst on tour in Malaysia, he tags along with 5 other circus performers when they discover a cave occupied by the Japanese army during World War II. Instead of finding treasure they accidentally triggered a bio-chemical weaponry that turns them into mutants with supernatural power. Just Sunny showed no signs of mutation gaining only superhuman power. While the others decide to use their newfound strength to do crimes, Sunny meets TV announcer named Angel, who promoted him as a superhero star.
«City Under Siege is splendidly awful, meaning it's ill-conceived, mystifyingly bizarre and also hilariously entertaining. One of the more "special" films of the year. Aaron Kwok: you should return one of those Golden Horse Awards.»
«"City Under Siege" is a bad movie for the masses. Again, it’s another one of Benny Chan’s signature, popcorn action flicks though it somewhat tries to include too much cheesy humour and clichés. Minus the sci-fi factor (i.e. horrendous make-up effects), "City Under Siege" actually can be quite entertaining. »
«Whilst there is no denying that “City Under Siege” is a complete and utter mess, it still stands as one of the most entertaining of this year’s Hong Kong blockbusters. No one does over acting quite like Aaron Kwok, and his fine performance marks the film as being this year’s “Murderer”, which gives a very good indication of just how much fun it offers, intentional or otherwise.»
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