Kick Boxer's Tears
Moon Lee takes this film by its neck and shakes
it up HK style. She is by measures a sweetie pie and then tough as an incoming
Her brother (Ken Lo) is a kick boxer and in
a match against Billy Chow he is killed by dirty means. This kick boxing
match takes up nearly the first 15 minutes of the film and as you might
imagine the fighting between these two ex-kick boxing champions is quite
fierce and authentic looking. One peculiar thing I couldn't help but notice
was that nearly the entire audience consists of 15-year-old kids. Was this
a school outing?
After this Moon goes on an ever increasingly brutal
series of challenges and fights. Against a group of robbers, against Billy
Chow, against Yukari Oshima who is the wife of the main bad guy and then
finally in an incredibly intense brutal finale against the main bad guy
and his gang.
Moon gets banged up like hell in this film, but
she never stops coming back. One of my favorite Moon films. I have seen
comments in the Asia film NG that this film didn't have enough action.
It does take about thirty minutes before Moon gets pissed off, but then
it goes into overload so I can't see how you could look for much more in
terms of action.