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Royal Warriors (Wong ga jin si) (1986)

  Directed by: David Chung
Written by: Kan-Cheung Tsang
Starring: Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Wong, Michelle Yeoh
Links: Royal Warriors on the IMDb, Buy on Video, Buy on DVD
Genre: Action

This movie gets: 7.00 (1 rating)
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"More cops and robbers action" - a review by timchuma

Police officer Michelle (Michelle Yeoh) is on her way back from holiday in Japan when her flight is hijacked. Luckily she manages to team up with the Air Marshall Michael Wong (Michael Wong) and police officer Mr Yamamoto to take care of the bad guys in a spectacular fight sequence.

Unfortunately for the three, one of the best buddies of the two they killed on the plane decides to get revenge as they are 'inseparable in death'. This leads to much violence, bombings, car chases and shootouts in discos.

It was interesing seeing this movie straight after Yes, Madam (1985) due to their different styles (the two male leads almost made up for the lack of Cynthia Rothrock in this film).

What I also liked about it was that it seemed to know what the audience wants, as the little kid was cute for about a minute, but was disposed of as soon as she started to get annoying. (If only they had done the same thing with the smartarse Michael.) Even though the audience didn't have much time for him, the character of Michael provided welcome comic relief in this film (the best part was when he was arguing with the fish) and it also allowed me to annoy a person at work with the same name by telling him about the character in the film.

My favourite fight scene in this film was when Michelle had to do the 'Chainsaw Shuffle' with a bad guy. Not as good as Yes, Madam! but still an excellent cop / action / buddy film.

timchuma gives this movie 7 out of 10.
Review created on Mon 7 Feb 2005

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  1. One of the best old movies

    Rating given: 8

    A comment from Denislav on Fri 01 Apr 2005 20:58 #

Those who have commented give this movie: 8.00 (1 rating)

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