Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Written by Jing Wong, Louis Cha (book, really?)
Directed by Siu-Tung Ching, Jing Wong, Gordon Chan
Starring Stephen Chow, Sharla Cheung, Chingmay Yau
This court jester dude becomes entangled in the politics of the nation, essentially becoming an octuple agent as he falls into the service of every spy organization in the country. Thankfully, he has a lot of spectacular fights along the way.
Woman (by proxy)
Is it over yet? Good.
I actually tried to pay attention to the plot here. I guess it's based on some sort of Chinese legend from the Ming Dynasty, but the notion of why this one dude was supposed to be overthrown was completely over my head. Given that legend notion from the Netrflix jacket and the "novel" credit on IMDB maybe this was an adaptation where people were expected to know the story going in.
I'll give it that credit because I don't really give a fuck about the plot. This was chock full of some great multi-style kung fu. The production was a little on the low side, even for the early 90s, but again I don't care. The choreography was great and the moves themselves were a lot of fun. You could see the wires in a couple of shots, but since you know they're there anyway it's not too difficult to suspend disbelief.
This was a cool exhibition. You can watch it muted and/or as a montage and you'll have a good time.