Su Chao-Bin and John Woo makes a return to classic Wu Xia filmmaking with Michelle Yeoh as the main protagonist. Great fights and a well laid out plot (despite its cliches) carry the films momentum. The film is a tale of romance, sacrifice and personal principle that maintains the spirit of Kung Fu.
Fans of Chinese Wuxia Fantasy-Adventures know that John Woo began his career in this genre around 30 plus years ago. He had such strong competition that the famed action director instead made his mark in Hong Kong “Bullet Ballet” with acclaimed movies such as “Hard-Boiled” and “The Killer”. Well, after the huge success of the 5 ½ + hour two-part epic “Red Cliff”, John Woo seems to be making a return to Chinese Wuxia as he co-produces, … more
Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret.