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.
The Heroic Trio. Wow. I'm trying to find a word that describes this movie besides crazy, but I think that's about all I have. This off the wall action film has it all: lies, secrets, elaborate wire fighting and let's not forget the incoherent plot! Definitely a must for fans of 90's cheese and absurd practical effects.
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.
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.