Swordsman (1990)
Reviewed by: zarrsadus on 2001-10-29
Summary: action and humor but a bit confusing at the end
Even though this was an old movie from 1990, the action scenes seemed on par with anything out today. Well choreographed extravagent martial arts/swordplay is always nice to watch even when it was sometimes a little hard to follow the plot. While the plot got a bit confusing at the end when everyone was fighting for the scroll, up until then I could understand 99% of the storyline. Throughout the movie was also plenty of humor, making the film seem less serious and fit the overall mood of the film with it's supernatural stunts. My only dissapointment was the ending since it was wide, wide open, not really resolving anything at all. I guess that's why they made two more films which I have yet to see, but I would rather they wrapped up the first movie better. Oh well, I'm never one to pass up watching an HK movie, more of a reason to see Swordsman II tomorrow. 8 out of 10.
Reviewer Score: 8