Firestorm (2014) is an intriguing crime-themed film that depicts the battle between robbers and the police. True to its name, the movie is filled with intense action and fiery scenes.
Considered as one of the most visually stunning films in the Chinese cinema released this year, Firestorm showcases impressive cinematic special effects. If you think that such a massive investment in visual effects is unnecessary for a typical crime film like Firestorm, then you must watch the movie to understand why. The investment in special effects not only enhances the film's appeal and visual spectacle but also serves as a solid foundation to support the plot. As a result, the storms in the film accurately represent their nature and come with a certain level of devastation. While there is a natural storm depicted in the film, it is merely a fleeting moment. What the audience truly witnesses are the storms within human hearts, accompanied by the whirlwind of bullets, blood, and emotions deep within. Fire is also present in the film, with flames ignited by gunfights, the burning flames of people's dreams for a better life, the passionate fire of dedication, the flame of determination, the fire of love, and even the fire of hatred. All of these elements blend together to set the screen ablaze from a fierce and compassionate perspective. It is this raging fire that illuminates the truth of the film, a truth that everyone must understand to survive in life: the law of cause and effect. The way Firestorm arranges its characters, plot, and ending is a perfect arrangement. As a human being, you have choices, but once you make a choice, you must live with the consequences it creates. Whether they are good or bad, when everything reaches its climax, it is the natural laws that determine how you will be rewarded or burdened. Therefore, instead of resisting it, learn to control it and ultimately control yourself.