A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred ...
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A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred scroll and castrating himself. The official discovers that the Portuguese are actually after the sacred scroll, and then finds Invincible Asia him/herself, who is not actually dead. Invincible Asia seeks to destroy all the imposters or 'false Invincible Asias' who have assumed his/her place leading cults, whilst the Portuguese, a mysterious Japanese warlord and others search for Invincible Asia and the Sacred Scroll. Written by
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I am fluent in Chinese and have watched dozens of Chinese movies, from Taiwan, the Mainland, and Hong Kong. I've watched martial arts movies, love stories, comedies, tragedies, historicals, social commentaries, and "slice-of-life"'s. While this wasn't the worst movie I've seen, I definitely didn't like it. While I don't regret the time spent, I wouldn't watch it again. This featured the worst of HK Action Flicks: too much wire work, too much "magic" force shots that do nothing but spray water or smash flooring, too much triumphant laughter, opaque plot lines, two-dimensional characters.
My good friend who lives in Mainland China didn't like it much, either. But my native-Chinese ex-wife loved it. Go figure.
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