What the hell are you all talking aboot?
M. Cook | franklin | 06/10/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"dont know what's goin on here, this is'nt a jackie chan movie or a jean claude van blah flic either.it's a yuen biao picture and he plays a student of the po chi lam. it's awesome,watch it."
Below average but 2 good fights at the end
morgoth | omaha, NE | 12/24/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The movie I am reviewing is not the Jean Claude Van Damme movie and it is not the movie that Philip Ko directed. I thought I would point that out since both of those movies go by the same name.
Wu Ma directs and co stars in this Yuen Biao movie. Biao is actually playing the same character he does in 'Once Upon A TIme In China'. Wong Fei-Hong doesn't show up but that just means we get to see Biao more than usual which I can't complain about. Unfortunately the movie has a VERY tired story about opium smuggling and the action tries to be like the 'Once Upon A Time In China' series with a lot of smoke and mirrors. There is quite a bit of action but even Yen Shi-Kwan vs. Yuen Wah is a below average match! The movie is not horrible but I only found it enjoyable for the action which wasn't even that great. The final 2 fights though take it to another level. Of course Chang Shan(Shaolin Vs. Lama) is my favorite kung fu actor ever and he tends to always make an impact on my rating so just to warn you I am biased about this movie. Chang Shan vs. Yuen Biao I thought was the highlight of the film. Brief, but great stuff going on. The final fight is good, Yuen Wah and Biao are always good together, though for possibly the 2 greatest stuntmen ever, it was a bit dissapointing.
The version I have from World Video has a bad picture quality and it is full screened(not quite all of the way:)though I was able to read all of the subtitles."