Action film about Chinese resistance after Japanese invasion in 1930's.Action film about Chinese resistance after Japanese invasion in 1930's.Action film about Chinese resistance after Japanese invasion in 1930's.
- (as Cindy Lau)
- (as Jang Lee Hwang)
A must-see for Michelle Yeoh fans
"Magnificent Warriors" finds its leading star, Michelle Yeoh, in top form: her speed and dance-like grace make her fight scenes a pure pleasure to watch (she's also good with a whip....and a rope....and a spear....well, you get the idea). And as a bonus, there is another girl, the beautiful and feisty Cindy Lau, who fights as well! Richard Ng, perhaps better known for his role in the "Lucky Stars" films, provides the comic relief, and he's actually quite funny here. The action offers a good mix of martial arts and large-scale battle scenes, and the story is (after the first 30 minutes) engaging and at times even inspiring. The production is spectacular and the music score appropriately epic. If you want to see an Asian take (plus a female twist this time) on the Indiana Jones formula, this is a much better choice than Jet Li's "Dr. Wai And The Scripture With No Words". (***)
- Jan 25, 2007
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