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The Killer Meteors (1976)

Fung yu seung lau sing (original title)
Mei Xing He is a local hero, as known as "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon makes him invincible. However, when Hua Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Mei Xing He will face the deadliest challenge of his life.

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Mei Xing He
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Hua Wu Bin
Yu-Li Lan
Ling Lung Yu
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Hui Lou Chen
Shen-Lin Chen
Kuo Chung Ching
Han Hsieh
Han Chang Hu
Wei Hu
Kuan-Hsien Huang
Phillip Ko
Chiang Li
Sze-Sze Li
Wen Tai Li
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Mi Wey is a local hero named after "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon which makes him invincible. However, when "Immortal" Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, "Killer meteor" will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Wa Wu-Bin: The Rich man likes to think he's poor, the sick man likes to think he's immortal - that's how men are.
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Nearly quite a good kung fu movie.
23 December 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved the set of of this movie. Only a slightly more complex premise than is typical of the genre and probably only one or two too many characters as well. However, there is a lack of action for the first hour or so of the movie. In part this helps to build a sense of mysticism are the "killer meteor" itself, which is a weapon held by Yu Wangs character which hear a lot of but never actually see until the second from last scene. Also there is the same sense of excitement built up from a lack of kung fu demonstrated by the lead character whose kung fu is so infamous and again I liked this. But when we actually seen Yu Wang in action, his skills are not only very inconsistent but they are also underwhelming at times.

The movie is also rather wordy for a movie of this sort and the dialog can be bland at times. This is especially noticeable towards the finally when several of the main characters spend a lot of time explaining their role in the plot. It's strange, many people are put off of Kung Fu and Wuxia films because they feel that the comedy elements are either inappropriate and spoil the vibe or simply immature, but when you have seen as many of these films as I have, there is no doubt that without the dash of comedy many of these films feel empty.

Mainly the thing which lets this movie down is the mistake of there being so many twists that after the third or forth, the viewer has lost interest. I certainly lost interest myself and feel confident that if I had any emotional energy left after this movie with which to assess these twists, I would find that things do not quite add up.

There are a lot of negatives in this review but I maintain my love of the enough to give it a moderate rating in spite of these. Although some of the sword play is slower ad more obviously staged than others, the fight sequences on the whole are still admirable. One of the things which keeps me coming back to these films is the setting. I am happy to watch a bad movie is I enjoy the setting and the general feel of the movie. I think this movie had a good amount of mythology which doesn't require too bog of a leap of imagination to accept.

If you are kung fu junkie like myself, then by all means watch it because it is so much better than the rating suggests, but do not expect anything too special.

I would suggest NOT to watch this movie if you have looked this movie up because you want to watch a Jackie Chan movie or if you are the type to pick holes in a movie's story-line.


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