AFter the seeing first 2 secret rivals movies I had pretty high expectations for this chop socky.
Unfortunately I was rather disappointed. However, it does have John Liu, one of the great kung fu actors and kickers of the golden age. He pretty much saves the film, the scenes without him are damp squibs. His kicking techniques are well to the fore in the movies countless fight scenes.
The lame attempts at comedy tend to spoil the kung fu fun. Watch it with a steady hand on the fast forward button. The action direction by Robert Tai is decent, but anyone who has seen Incredible Kung Fu Mission or the Final Duel will attest the action is far from his best.
Overall worth a look for the countless fight scenes and John Liu.
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