Run Time: 1 hrs 39 mins
Genre: Action / Martial Arts
Directed by: Jingle Ma
Location: Filmed in Hong Kong and was originally released in China
Now I actually caught this on TV a couple days ago while channel surfing. It actually stopped me in my tracks and made me place the remote down. Now I did not catch this at the start, so I do not have the full history, but they did jump back enough for me to understand it.
From what I gathered, Silver Hawk, who is played by Michelle Yeoh, is a crime fighter. She rides a cool BMW Motorcycle and has special weapons made to look like Silver Hawks. I loved her costume and it got better when she started to wear hot pants. A couple of the villains in this movie I also recognized were Michael Jai White (Mortal Combat:Rebirth)and Luke Goss ( Hellboy II). There is also the boyhood interest played by Richie Ren who is a cop that is out to arrest the Silver Hawk.Gotta to love the simple plot twists.
The city scenes and sets are well designed and could be any modern city. The technology is quite on board with what is happening in the not to near future. This does add a bit of reality to the show. But the whole world domination thing starts running amok at the end of the movie - gosh darn Mom, why now?
Now I can't say this is a great movie, but if you have a spare couple of hours, it is not a bad one. The outfits are great and the costumes are very hot on the girls in this. The fight scenes are a bit wacky at times and do lent themselves to be comic book-ish. Anytime you have villains on bungee cords, you know you are in for some fun. I will have to see if I can get this on DVD so I can watch the whole thing.
If you want to read the full plot, check out Wikipedia as there is no need for me to repeat it all here :)
I thought I add in the preview from YouTube for your viewing enjoyment as well.
Overall: C ~ just a good fun movie to laugh with