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A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental ... See full summary »

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A futuristic research compound develops a new police tool called the Power Glove. Supposedly, it gives the wearer incredible powers by letting him tap into the 'unused 80%' of his mental potential. It turns out that the glove also enables the wearer to take over the minds of others, and one unbalanced police volunteer tries to use this to stage a coup. In the end, one of the three test cops is killed, another survives to stay on the force, and the rogue cop makes his escape. 20 years later, the dead officer's son gives away his identity by using his father's personal martial arts technique in a fighting competition, thus drawing the attention of both the remaining good and evil supercops. The kids and the old guys must then start getting ready for a multi-generational final battle of good vs. evil. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The first Hong Kong movie to be recorded in Dolby Digital Surround EX. See more »

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The position of Yuen Biao's metal mask varies from scene to scene - sometimes in the correct position, sometimes too low on his face so his nose appears much longer than it really is. See more »

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The Futuristic version of StormRiders is not really as good as the original Stormriders
30 January 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Andrew Lau has now been known in HK cinema as a man who can make good SFXfilms, he's done it for StormRiders and A Man called Hero, bother of which were smashed box office of my homeland, Hong Kong. However, with his newest feature "Kuen Sun" it's a different story.

The plot deals with greed and power in a futuristic Hong Kong, where scientists have created a weapon known as the Power Glove, a weapon that activates a mysterious power from one's brain. Dark, Thunder and War 21 were the three people who possess the three Power Gloves, but War 21 turns on them, taking Thunder along with him. Dark pursues them but no luck. 20 years later, Thunder has been brainwashed and works for War 21, who plans on taking over the world with his new army. Thus two heroes unite to unleash the powers of the Power Glove and bring War 21 down to justice, one of them is the son of Thunder, Nova and the other is a tough fighting bar tender, Iron Surfer.

Kuen San has everything we expect from Andrew Lau, stunning SFX, tones of fight scenes and beautiful women. However, this time, I found Kuen San less enjoyable compared with his previous 2 SFX films despite viewing the countless trailers that were on the public transports during my trip to Hong Kong.

Well it's not really bad, it's watchable, however, if you want to choose either StormRiders, AMCH or this, I'd recommend StormRiders... it's, afterall the one that started it all.


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