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Storm Warriors -- Based on the comic book series "Fung Wan" and directed by The Pang Brothers comes the incredible story of two friends, Wind and Cloud, who find themselves up against a very powerful warlord intending to invade their country. In order to protect their land these two friends seek the help of the all-powerful master. Through extensive training Wind and Cloud expose themselves to the "evil" ways to increase their powers of element. When the intensive battle begins their friendship will be tested when one finds it hard to be righteous and easy to be evil.
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Writer:
Wing-Shing Ma (story) (comic-book)
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Release Date:
10 December 2009 (Malaysia) See more »
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Plot:
Wind and Cloud find themselves up against a ruthless Japanese warlord intent on invading China. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A visual masterpiece See more (19 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aaron Kwok ... Cloud

Ekin Cheng ... Wind
Kenny Ho ... Nameless

Nicholas Tse ... Heart

Charlene Choi ... Second Dream

Simon Yam ... Lord Godless
Suet Lam ... Piggy King
Patrick Tam ... Emperor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Danny Arroyo ... Cloud (voice: English version)
Anson Leung ... Earth
Byron Pang ... Sky

Yan Tang ... Chu Chu

Todd Eric Valcourt ... Wind (voice: English version)
Tak-Bun Wong ... Lord Wicked

Directed by
Oxide Pang Chun 
Danny Pang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wing-Shing Ma  story (comic-book)

Produced by
Alvin Lam .... administrative producer
Daniel Lam .... executive producer
Oxide Pang Chun .... producer
Danny Pang .... producer
David L. Suarez .... executive producer
Chiu Suet Ying .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ronald Ng 
 
Cinematography by
Decha Srimantra (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Curran Pang 
 
Production Design by
Chung Man Yee 
 
Art Direction by
Ben Lau  (as Man Hung Lau)
 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
Chung Man Yee 
 
Production Management
Chaipat 'Jai' Sitthisarankul .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Phyllis Cheng .... sound
Siu Yu Lam .... sound
Ken Wong .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Cori Chan .... effects technical director: FatFace
Chas Chi-Shing Chau .... visual effects
Theodore Godwin .... digital intermediate production coordinator
Yuen Fai Ng .... visual effects supervisor
Kai-Kwan Tam .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Yuk-Sing Ma .... action choreographer
Zhiwei Zhang .... assistant stunt coordinator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cho Ting Chung .... assistant costume designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fung wan II" - Hong Kong (original title)
"The Storm Warriors" - New Zealand (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for sequences of stylized martial arts violence throughout
Runtime:
USA:111 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Ekin Cheng and Kenny Ho have played Hero Hua, the protagonist of another Ma Wing-shing comic "Chinese Hero: Tales of the Blood Sword". Cheng starred in the 1999 film while Kenny Ho played the character in the 1990 television series.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Wind was told to enter the "Evil pool" he left his blade behind him. He wasn't shown having his blade when he burst out of the pool to save his friends and left bare handed. But when he shows up in front of Cloud and Lord Godless he's holding his blade which should be still in the Lord Wicked's hide out.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows The Storm Riders (1998)See more »

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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A visual masterpiece, 6 October 2010
Author: grandmastersik from Finland

I'm not Chinese. I'm not a Wind and Cloud comic fan-boy. Perhaps these are the reasons that I can offer an objective opinion of this film?

The first Storm Warriors (released as The Storm Riders) excited visually, taking wuxia film to an all-new level of excellence; however, it suffered from a weak, rushed plot, with references being made to characters and events non-followers just found bemusing, proving that there really is no right way to please everybody.

This sequel suffered from the same flaws, only it wasn't so much as the plot being rushed this time around as it was the characters. The problem here is that for those who aren't already fans, nothing is known - and precious little revealed - about each individual, so when it comes time that we SHOULD be caring, it's not possible. But thankfully, the Pang Brothers' beautiful direction makes it something of an over-sight. I'll come back to this in a moment.

The pacing is good for an action film, with no time wasted in getting down to the root of the story, which is basically an average episode of Dragonball Z anyway. True, action/kung fu freaks would likely pine for some more traditional choreography, but the Pang Brothers lift this film out of the chop-socky genre and into that of fine art, defeating art-house kung fu classics, The Blade, and Ashes of Time on style points by unanimous decision.

Watching the film, it's interesting to know just how big a fan of the comic the Brothers are, for each shot is so lovingly captured, at points it almost looks like paintings in motion, and with their panel-by-panel method of storytelling, comics - if well done - could almost be deemed as such. And where CGI and after-effects are indeed the sine qua non for getting their vision of the tale across on-screen, where I may have argued in the past that such techniques "kill the art of film-making", here, they AMPLIFY it, breathing enchantment into every scene, every shot, every second, leaving something of wonder to the memory come the final credits.

I could now go on about all of the awesome techniques the fighters use, and how the cinematography fully captures them - and indeed, they're well worthy of a mentioning - but instead I'll simply point out the obvious issues to address before one decides to give this a view:

- if you're uninterested by "style over substance", you won't enjoy this film

- if you want an involving story, this film is not for you

- if you want Fist of Legend-style kick arse kung fu, watch something else

- if, however, you want to give this film a real chance, you may just come away a little bit richer for having done so... I know I did.

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