Black Mask (1996)
Reviewed by: RLM on 2001-04-29
Summary: Pure martial arts fun...
Hkcinema gives a good overview of the plot. I enjoyed the martial arts in this film as much as I did that in Fist of Legend. Be sure to see the original HK DVD version and not the pathetic dubbed version which is annoying as hell. To be sure, the story line is somewhat hokey but the action scenes more than make up for that flaw. This movie has heavy handed directing and is moody in a brooding sense a lot of the time which brings it down a notch in my book. My significant other got bored with the numerous fight scenes and lack of depth in the characters and she left after 30 minutes, so it is by no means a chick flick. I thought it well worth the watch. 8/10