证人The Beast Stalker (December 2008)*EDITED*
Over the weekend, I watched The Beast Stalker 证人with April and May at home. It was the first adult movie that I watched with them. The movie was about one traffic accident brought together the lives of a wanted criminal, a police sergeant, a public prosecutor and her daughter in a dramatic action adventure about friendship, duty, love and hate. Nicholas Tse stars as Sergeant Tong, an officer who inadvertently kills the eldest daughter of public prosecutor Ann Gao ( Jingchu Zhang) after an electrifying car chase. Eventually the wanted criminal in question, Cheung, is brought to justice and Ann makes it her sole purpose in life to convict him. Things take a drastic turn when Cheung hires a professional killer called Hung to kidnap Ann’s youngest daughter with the intention of returning her when the prosecutor drops all charges against him. Tong has been watching from the sidelines and Ann is forced, albeit reluctantly, to put her trust in the man who has all ready killed her other child, Ling’s older sister no less.....
Though, this movie is filled with a lot of violence, I think it is time to let April understand that there are some people with bad intention out there. I want my children to be very cautious and alert when meeting up strangers. At the same time, it is also worthwhile to let them have a look on how a traffic accident may lead to such a disaster and tragic on the mother and the little girl's life later. April and May were so frightened when they saw the little girl being kidnapped and locked. Luckily, it didn't bring any nightmare to them during their sleep, otherwise I definitely had a hard time to calm them down.
This movie is considered as one of the best films of year 2008. It brings fame and awards to the fellow actors in 28th Hong Kong Film Awards(2009).
Kai Chi Liu won the title of the best supporting actor. He plays the role as a former colleague of Tong (Nicholas Tse) fondly known as Master Sun. He supports and assists Tong to locate the hideout of the kidnap.
Also, Nick Cheung won the title of the best actor. He is a professional killer - Hung King who needs to complete his assignment of kidnapping the little girl.
Lastly, the parents have to watch this violent and action movie together with the children. We have to provide narration about the story, so that the children are able to understand the good and the bad of certain characters. It is also a great experience for my children to witness how the little girl dealed with the bad situation when she was kidnapped.