Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.
Misleadingly (but cannily) titled and packaged as an action thriller with a tough female lead (she only gets to use her body as a "weapon" twice in the entire film, and even then not in the way you probably imagine), "Body Weapon" is a total disappointment. I wonder if the filmmakers knew what they were going for, because they try lots of different things, none of them done well; the movie is by turns hokey (those sound effects!), sleazy, plodding and sentimental, never finding its tone. The heroine says at one point that she wants to transform herself into "a woman that any man would die for"; she never gets there. (**)
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