Full Strike full movie review - Even Badminton Can Be Inspiring
"Beast" Ng (Josie Ho) was a champion badminton player, but she was barred from the game for life because of her bad temper and in the ten years since that happened, she has just drifted.
Dan Lau (Ekin Cheng) was once a master thief, but he and his gang of two have decided to go straight, and to learn how to play badminton. Suck Nipple Cheung (Roland Cheng) is very rich, very certain that Dan Lau is out to steal from him and secretly terrified that others look down on him; it is in his best interests, therefore, to learn to play badminton and then to defeat Dan Lau and his gang at the upcoming Big Tournament, which will be broadcast live throughout China. Beast is hired to train Dan Lau, along with the former number one champion who has fallen from grace, but will their hard work and dedication be enough?
It might strike you as odd that this is one of those uplifting sports stories about, of all things, badminton - but that sport is pretty big in China, and after all, why not make a film like this? You pretty much know how it's going to turn out, but along the way it's by turns very funny, kinda gross (the alcoholic former champion has a talent for projectile vomiting) and just a little bit touching. And uplifting too, so a win all around for these "losers" and the sport that might make them winners again!