Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man's soul.Written by
Actor Jet Li complained that this was his most tiring role to date because he had to hold back every punch against his opponents (mostly women with no martial art background) while they went all out on him. See more »
Before I saw you I meditated for a thousand years, but those thousand years are worth less than a moment with you.
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Performed by Raymond Lam And Eva Huang See more »
HK Neo Reviews: The Sorcerer and the White Snake
Since 2001, I have not missed a single Jet Li film in the cinemas. His latest is a spin-off/remake of the HK's 90s classic Green Snake. It is one of those films where you need to suspend your beliefs and just enjoy the cheesiness of the CGI created imaginary world. Although there will never be a better duo of snakes beauty in Joey Wong and Maggie Cheung, the replacement duo in Eva Huang and Charlene Choi does well. Sadly the biggest acting fraud in the 21st Century comes in the form of TVB's favourite Raymond Lam. The lad simply cannot act and his attempts at acting are quite frankly awful to say the least. Despite all the cheesiness and mo-lei-tau playback of the early 90s, the film somehow works out. Along with an assured performance from monk-like Jet Li and some creative directing from Ching Siu-tung. The Sorcerer and the White Snake isn't bad and could have been a lot worse
Neo rates it 6.25/10.
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