Wah and Kinki both working at the same department of a computer company. Both of them are not getting on very well initially, but friendship develops when they get to know each other after ... See full summary »
A cop is forced into early retirement due to retinal damage. But after witnessing a bank robbery along with a female inspector - who believes he has acute senses - they team up in hope to solve the case.
Police inspector and excellent hostage negotiator Ho Sheung-Sang finds himself in over his head when he is pulled into a 72 hour game by a cancer suffering criminal out for vengeance on Hong Kong's organized crime Syndicates.
Three people - a criminal, a bank officer and a cop - end up in a catastrophic situation in the midst of a global economical crisis and are forced to betray any morals and principles to solve their financial problems.
A classic story is retold and the result is at once delightful and hilarious. Reliable veteran actress Anita Mui plays the king of the Qi kingdom in a gender bender and revels in her role in providing most of the comic moments in the movie. Sammi Cheng plays the female warrior Chung Wu Yen, who is bound by destiny to fall in love with the king. Cecelia Cheung plays a fox spirit who is in love with both Wu Yen and the king, depending on which gender it takes when it is in human form. At the start of the movie, the fox spirit puts a curse on Wu Yen that causes her to be ugly as long as she is in love with the king. Wu Yen thus falls out of favour with the lusty king, who takes to the female form of the fox spirit. However, each time the king gets into trouble with other kingdoms, he goes to Wu Yen begging her to use her superior martial arts and military tactics to save him. It is absolutely brilliant of the plot that due to various circumstances, each of these three female leads play both the male and female roles through the course of the movie. Like many Hongkong period comedies, this one has plenty of modern day objects thrown in to hilarious effect. The king's four advisers provide plenty of comic relief as well, making the movie a bubbly affair. At times this movie is even slightly touching as it explores the ideas of love, loyalty and beauty in a couple of poignant moments. Anita Mui proves once again her natural prowess at doing comedy, while Sammi Cheng and Cecelia Cheung put in more than credible performances. This movie might be a bit long but it never ceases to entertain. At least 3 and a half stars out of five.
4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?