The Heroic Trio (1993)
Reviewed by: Gaijin84 on 2005-06-18
Summary: Watch it for the actresses
The Heroic Trio combines the star power of three of Hong Kong's most popular actresses in an action film that defined the genre for a period of time. With the help of Invisible Girl (Michelle Yeoh), a demonic eunuch is stealing babies in order to determine which will be the new emperor of China. Trying to thwart her plan is Thief Catcher (Maggie Cheung) and the reigning superhero of the city, Wonder Woman (Anita Mui). When Thief Catcher finds out that Invisible Girl is actually a former classmate and friend, she convinces her turn against her demonic master and try to do good with her ability (which happens to be an invisible cloak produced by her ailing scientist boyfriend). Invisible Girl agrees and the three of them set off to defeat the demon and his main henchman, a brainwashed thug named No. 9.
The Heroic Trio is a fun movie, but its inplausibility tends to detract from the plot and overall story. All three leads are great and their chemistry is enjoyable to watch, especially Maggie Cheung’s constant banter. Although a distinctive Hong Kong style, the wire work and action scenes seem a little raw and unpolished, which is especially hard to understand given the quality of the actors and the high budget that was afforded this movie. A must for any fans of Michelle Yeoh, Maggie Cheung or Anita Mui, but it may be tiresome for long-time fans of Hong Kong action films.

Reviewer Score: 6