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Operation Red Sea (2018)

Hong hai xing dong (original title)
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

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Credited cast:
... Yang Rui
... Gu Shun (as Huang Jingyu)
Hai-Qing ... Xia Nan
... Xu Hong
Luxia Jiang ... Tong Li
... Ina
Fang Yin ... Li Dong
Yutian Wang ... Zhang Tiande
... Lu Chen (as Guo Yubin)
Henry Prince Mak ... Zhuang Yu (as Henry Mai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noureddine Aberdine ... Executionner
Nisrine Adam ... Yuna
... Drone pilot (as Cai Jie)
... Military Captain
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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23 February 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Operation Red Sea  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$72,491,251 (China), 18 February 2018, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$436,059, 25 February 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,543,547, 19 April 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$568,044,854, 15 April 2018
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2.35 : 1
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The film was loosely based on the evacuation of the 225 foreign nationals and almost 600 Chinese citizens from Yemen's southern port of Aden during the 2015 Yemeni Civil War in late March. See more »

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Incredibly amazing action sequences
17 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

Actually, most of the film is just above average, and the score would be like 7/10. However, the action sequences between Minute 100 and Minute 120 are incredibly brutal, realistic, bloody, traumatizing and unbearable, and are among the finest action scenes I've ever seen. Thus, I would give the film a 8.5/10 overall rating.

Similar to the Chris Nolan's "Dunkirk" and the action flick "Operation Mekong" in 2016, also directed by Dante Lam, this film "Operation Red Sea" sacrifices plot and character development for action, and fortunately it works. The cinematography, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, action choreography, original score and production design are just speechless. The film borrows ideas from several Hollywood blockbusters, such as the moral debate in "Saving Private Ryan", the special force fights of "Black Hawk Down", the war scenes at "Hacksaw Ridge", the tank battles from "Patton" and most importantly "American Sniper"'s sniping sequences.


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