Martial Angels
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Clarence Fok .


Hsu Chi and Sandra Ng head up a cast of superthieving, computer-hacking babes who have to steal a new computer super virus from a high tech vault in order to save Hsu's lover from the Russian Mafia. Fun, campy action film in the "superteam" genre. Gun battles in Chungking Mansion, helicopter rescues, and some of the most ridiculously improbable security measures ever devised. Terence Yin is completely over the top as a demolitions expert and sexual pervert they have to bust out of jail to help them, though, strangely enough, he doesn't do any actual demolition work for them, so one wonders what exactly the point was. The girls have great dialog, like "My name is Spider. Because men who make love to me must die!" A guilty pleasure, I liked this one more than I should.

Rating: Recommended (Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 14, 2004.


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