Maggie Cheung, Anita Mui & Andy Lau in a slick
stylish sword fighting, flying fantasy movie with lots of great wire work
and imaginative ideas sprouting up like mushrooms. The movie starts off
brilliantly, but then is never able to quite recapture that magic spark
during the rest of the film. The scene where Andy is slowly surrounded
by moving trees is great.
It has two factions going up against one another
in ancient China and Maggie & Anita have to protect the King. Kings
just have all the luck! Lau is a common villager who enters into the fray.
A porpoise also shows up just for the hell of it to add to the fun. The
practice scenes with him and Andy as the credits role at the end are actually
quite enjoyable to watch.
One of George Lucas's favorite HK films (take
that as you will). Both Maggie and Anita look great in the film. I love