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The all-female Heroic Trio are Tung (Wonder Woman), Chat (Thief Catcher), a mercenary, and Ching (Invisible Woman). Initially, they're on opposing sides - the invisible Ching is kidnapping newborn male babies for her evil master, Tung is trying to solve the crime (rather more effectively than her policeman husband, who is unaware of her secret identity), and Chat, who was formerly employed by Ching's evil master, is trying to sell her services and inside knowledge to the police. But all three have something in common buried deep in their past... Written by
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Numerous instances of wires being seen...notably when Shadow Fox first appears...on Shadow Fox's throwing projectiles...bullets...babies...the motorcycle in the train station and the manhole cover. See more »
THE HEROIC TRIO is one of those outlandish fantasy movies churned out by Hong Kong film producers in the 1990s; you know, the ones that are jam-packed with crazy effects, more wirework than in a sieve factory, larger-than-life characters and a distinct disregard for realism. It's entertaining enough, if no classic, winning on the strength of its cast and anything-goes style plotting alone.
The storyline is a bizarre mix of invisible baby-snatchers, masked crime-fighting heroines, an evil religious cult, and a young and lithe Anthony Wong playing a bad guy. The narrative ebbs and flows, sometimes stretching the patience but often rewarding the viewer with a typically silly stunt or crazed fight scene involving all manner of weird shenanigans. The ending, which borrows a certain sequence from THE TERMINATOR, is a particularly engaging piece of action which has to be seen to be believed.
The cast help to make this one worthwhile, with Anita Mui contributing one of her more likable performances while Michelle Yeoh has fun with a multi-layered role. Maggie Cheung is the weakest link, as ever, but the rest of the participants are good so it's easy to forgive her less-than-stellar and ultimately cheesy performance. The most surprising thing is that Johnnie To directed; to me, he's best known as the director of a series of hard-knuckle police and gangster thrillers, not this kind of lightweight nonsense.
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