Monday, November 15, 2010

Shaolin Avengers (1994)

don't confuse this movie with the superior Shaw Brothers movie of the same name from 1976 (which isn't the best Shaw movie, either).

this one is something else. some decent fights, but usually the camera work ruins what could look good by undercranking it, chop-editing it or the use of too much wirework.

it's another story of Fang Shih Yu and Hung Hsi-kuan.  they meet up, and defeat some of the Manchus.  there's some betrayal and a high body count, but loads of really bad comedy.  I like Kar Lok Chin, but he's trying too hard to be Sheng Fu, and that's a bad bad idea.

it's OK, but nothing great.

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