Descendant of the Sun (1983)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-02-04
Descendant of the Sun looks, sounds, and seems at first look a promising fantasy tale. However, into the first 10 minutes of the film, I could already tell it was going to be boring and no-good. Indeed, it's basically a piece of unworthy crap. The story is a drag and has no point of interest what so ever. You can always tell how good a movie is by looking at the box office figures, in which this movie grossed less than HK$1 million, which means it can't be good.

The main weakness is the lack of standard kung fu. What makes Holy Flame of the Martial World and the Bastard Swordsman (the most prominent sci-fi SB flicks) work is the actors' abilities to work the martial arts, even though they're fantasy movies as well. But here, there's no decent action at all. The action seems even more old school than movies made 10 years ago. A wasted role for Cherie Cheung.