Mei Xing He is a local hero, as known as "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon makes him invincible. However, when Hua Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, Mei Xing He will face the deadliest challenge of his life.
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Mi Wey is a local hero named after "Killer Meteors", his secret weapon which makes him invincible. However, when "Immortal" Wa Wu Bin, another powerful local character seeks his assistance, "Killer meteor" will face the greatest and the deadliest challenge of his life.Written by
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Often hailed as a skeleton in Jackie Chan's closet, and disappointing movie overall, Lo Wei's Killer Meteors is actually a pretty damn good kung fu classic!
While not as polished looking as the competing Shaw Brothers classics, this Korean-shot solid old school flick is big on brilliantly choreographed fights (and more so when Jackie is on screen), lavish costumed characters and fun story line based on a classic Gu Long novel.
With Jimmy Wang Yu playing the heroic titular character of the Killer Meteor, you know instantly what to expect. Its hard not to enjoy a Wang Yu film at the best of times, but to have him face off against Jackie is always a bonus. Although they have shared the screen a few times - from this to the hilarious Fantasy Mission Force and fantastic Island Of Fire - this movie has to be the best in regards to them fighting each other.
Jackie Chan, as most fans will know, plays the main bad guy in Killer Meteors. It is rare that Jackie gets to be the villain, and its perhaps my only gripe with this film. When we are first introduced to him, he looks so young and fresh faced, its hard to see him as a bad person. Thankfully, its doesn't take long for him to bust a move and we are treated to some great acrobatics and kung fu to kick things off! Maybe someone older and harsher looking would have made the role work a bit better, but a minor gripe all the same...
Fans of old school kung fu films will recognise the same old faces running around in the background, or playing tiny roles as extras. Some of the fighters, smaller henchmen and stunt players are recognisable as action stars of the 80's and 90's in their own right. Look out for Philip Ko - and his hilarious magnetic hand technique - and Fan Mei Sheng more famously known for his role as Begger King in the amazing classic Magnificent Butcher, who is also father to modern day action hero Fan Sui Wong.
I guess I could push the boat out and say The Killer Meteors is a 70's low budget Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with its similar storyline, weapons, characters ad costumes, and of course, abundance of kung fu super powers. It would actually be great to see this film with a HD transfer, in its original language and widescreen cut. Heck, I'd even love to see a modern day remake!
Overall: The Killer Meteors is worth a watch from any kung fu fan and definitely not a disappointment!
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