The punishly dull Hong Kong action-thriller “Sky on Fire” is the worst kind of bad-action film: half-rebellious, but only convincing about explosions, car chases and American violence. One-dimensional heroes and bad guys are fighting each other for bets that constantly slide from the micro level to the macro level. Ultimately, the film concerns the privatization of medical care and how humanity inevitably violated the fundamental rights for health. Unfortunately, the film, written and directed by the legendary action filmmaker Ringo Lam (whose “On Fire” movie Quentin Tarantino is a big influence on “Reservoir Dogs”), is really reviving when the car is used at the time of the fall.
Coaches and computer-generated explosions multiply like fireworks.