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The Legend of the Flying Swordsman (Siu lei fei do ji fei do ngoi chuen) (2000)

  Directed by: Bosco Lam
Written by: Peter Cheung, Bosco Lam
Starring: Sonny Chiba, Gigi Lai
Links: The Legend of the Flying Swordsman on the IMDb
Genre: Drama

This movie gets: 2.00 (1 rating) Ranking: not yet ranked (awaiting 2 ratings)

"The Legend of...what the hell?!?" - a review by timchuma

I must admit that I was surprised by this movie. Not much else, but I was surprised.

What I thought would be an epic Ancient Chinese Battle film turned out to be something completely different from what I was expecting. (Maybe it's part of a series I haven't heard about and this is just the 'emotional' movie in the series.)

Fun is being married to Cher, but what he doesn't realise is that you should drink at the Buck's turn and at the reception, not at the ceremony.

After the less than successful wedding, he is often seen at the Ancient Chinese nightclub trying to reveal women's undergarments by throwing pointy chopsticks at them, only returning home in the morning to utter the Chinese equivalent of "Where's me dinner?"

His Dad (Sonny Chiba) is not too pleased with this behaviour and drags him out of the pub / nightclub - here's a tip, if your Dad comes to pick you up from the pub when you are drunk, don't hit him!

Meanwhile, Cher is riding her horse in the countryside when it begins to get scared, knowing that kicking it in the head is a good way to calm horses down, a man beating a drum does it for her and kills the horse.

It just gets worse from here (or stranger, depending on your point of view). I just wanted Fun to get his sword out and start chopping. If you manage to enjoy this movie, Ashes of Time (1994) was recommended to me by another Hong Kong movie enthusiast.

timchuma gives this movie 2 out of 10.
Review created on Wed 16 Feb 2005

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