If you’re not psyched to see the Pang Brothers’ “The Storm Warriors” (their pseudo sequel to Wai-keung Lau’s 1998 hit “The Storm Riders”), then you just don’t appreciate crazy, overly stylized Chinese martial arts movies. Hey, it’s up to you. I personally think watching people do ridiculous kung fu moves like throwing hundreds of swords at each other and creating invisible forcefields that would make Darth Vader jealous is kinda fun. Check out two clips from the movie that have been floating around YouTube.
Japanese evil warlord Lord Godless (Simon Yam) desires to conquer China and imprisons a large number of martial artists trying to make them subjugate. Among the prisoners are Cloud (Aaron Kwok) and the martial arts elder statesman Nameless (Kenny Ho). Wind (Ekin Cheng) comes to their rescue and the trio is badly wounded by Lord Godlesss evil martial arts attack. The remaining martial artists sacrificed their lives to save the trio, hoping that the trio would beat Lord Godless one day and save the country.
Starring Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng, Simon Yam, Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Suet Lam, Tak-bun Wong, Kenny Ho, Patrick Tam, Yan Tang, Anson Leung, Byron Pang, and directed by the Pang Brothers.
The boys take Hong Kong cinema by storm in December. Word is, a “Storm Warriors III” is already on the horizon…