The Low-Down: Die Hard 2’s director Renny Harlin collaborates with Hong Kong star Nick Cheung (The Trough, Line Walker) and Taiwanese singer Richie Jen to make Bodies At Rest, a heist at a morgue to destroy evidence. Bodies at Rest is at its best when it does what the trailer set it up for — an action-packed cat-and-mouse game. When the movie tries to be more with plot twists, it becomes a little stale and unbelievable (in a bad way), a pity for its interesting premise and set-up.
The Story: On Christmas Eve, three masked men — Santa (Jen), Elf, and Rudolph — raid a morgue to retrieve a bullet shell in a corpse. Their plan is to get in and out quickly to minimise risk but forensic doctor Nick (Cheung) and his intern Lynn (Yang Zi) foils their plan again and again. Most of Bodies At Rest is Nick and Lynn refusing to cooperate, fighting back, and the criminal trio’s endless wild goose chase for the bullet shell.