Actually, the "Romeo & Juliet" part of the story mostly serves to frame the film, which is otherwise an action-rich quest for a clan treasure. On the way, Ti Lung meets a number of enemies, makes a couple of friends and finds out what his father was really up to all these years. The movie gets silly in places -- though no odder than, say, that Queen Mab speech, which purports to be a classic -- and there are a couple of truly bizarre performances amid equally strange sets and effects. Still, the pacing is good, the action is plentiful and the various plot lines tie up pretty well. Also, Venoms fans might be amused to see Lo Meng armed and Sun Chien survive the ending.
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