The evil minions of an ancient eunuch are stealing baby boys from their hospital cribs in futuristic Hong Kong. The only hope to save the city is in the hands of the Heroic Trio: Wonder Woman, Invisible Woman, and the Thief-Catcher.
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To be honest, this is not a great movie - but it's one of those flicks where the lighting, camera work, costumes, and attractive leading ladies make it an entertaining experience. If you love Hong Kong cinema, you basically have to see this at some point. Maggie Cheung's intro, in which she flies through the air on her motorbike, is impossibly sexy and cool. R.I.P. Anita Mui, who is greatly missed.
This is everything I've been looking for in a movie. Trash, strong female leads, trash, incredible 90s sets, gratuitous blood-spitting from power punches, Tales from the Crypt possession surprise ending, trashy trash trash. I mean really, best Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung movie ever.
Great comic book fun and great casting. Anita Mui, Michelle Yeoh and Maggie Cheung are the perfect trio of women to be brought onto this Charlie's Angels-like dark fantasy. Also, a fantastic dystopian look into Hong Kong's future.
Johnnie To may be one of the best directors working today, able to distill storymaking professionalism over and over again in a variety of genres. This happens to be To's stab at fantasy and superheros, and it turns out to be a playful all-female Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Yes, it's that awesome. Notable is Anthony Wong as some kind of Rocksteady, which is, shockingly, not his weirdest role.