Zen of Sword (1992)
Reviewed by: pjshimmer on 2002-03-24
I had much expectation for this movie, which I went through hell to obtain (and the best I found: a grainy vcd). Well, that was a mistake. This is what you would consider a "thin" movie. There is a plot, but it's not carried out very well at all. The points are never supported, and the story is extremely unconvincing. Also, I'm not a big fan of the "throw all powers away and just become a regular citizen" theme, which this and many other movies promote. Despite all this, Kuo Choi sure knew what he was doing with the choreography. There are some superb action sequences in the form of wuxia, which is exactly what I want to see, only wishing there were more in this movie. Fantasy martial arts action at its best!