Half-Life: The Opera
Ever watch a Hong Kong Blood Opera (HKBO) movie? This is one film genre which really takes action fans to the next level: the violence is stylised, carefully choreographed... it's cool. The Opera
isn't about blowing a body into a thousand pieces; it isn't about being impersonal as you send a bullet into someone's head from 800 meters away. What The Opera IS about is John Woo-style gunfights—a recreation of an HKBO movie. Not a fragfest: a duel. Learning how to live with getting killed by a rocket launcher is easy. How about when your opponent double-taps you in the head with dual Berettas while diving backwards down a stairway?