The slapstick and physical comedy are some of the few film scenes in recent memory I found myself laughing out loud at (and, notably, probably the only film where an attempted rape is played out for comedy). The crossdressing and relationships had a - dare I say - Shakespearean quality to them.
One of the great action adventure films of all time. Filled with Tsui Hark's and Ching Siu Tung's trademark energy, coupled with the director's pop-feminist overtones. The film opens a window into another world through which the viewer is allowed a glimpse of a living, breathing setting populated with complex characters in fantastic situations accomplishing heroic deeds.