A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred ...
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Legend has it that in a faraway place beyond the edge of the earth, there exists a broken-hearted man with infinite power. Abandoned by his loved ones, the inheritance of the old man's chi power becomes a battleground for evil outsiders.
A royal official accompanies a Portuguese warship to the Black Cliffs to see the site of the defeat of the evil Invincible Asia, who attained supernatural abilities by following the sacred scroll and castrating himself. The official discovers that the Portuguese are actually after the sacred scroll, and then finds Invincible Asia him/herself, who is not actually dead. Invincible Asia seeks to destroy all the imposters or 'false Invincible Asias' who have assumed his/her place leading cults, whilst the Portuguese, a mysterious Japanese warlord and others search for Invincible Asia and the Sacred Scroll.Written by
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Having missed any preceding films, I knew from the genre that this was going to make little to no sense to me at points, but right from the off I was confused...
Making no attempts to explain itself, it gets straight into the action. Fantastical fighting and some incredible wire work really do make this film a visual spectacle, but the absence of continuity at times does hinder it.
Certain scenes appear to have been either cut completely, or just parts of them left in, which again doesn't help the mix. If you watch the trailer you'll see that Jet Li is in it... but when you watch the film, you realise he has been left on the cutting room floor...! Overall it makes for a very enjoyable, if not inexplicably odd/hard to follow film - but it's certainly made me want to watch the earlier instalments!!
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