Naked Weapon
Hong Kong 2002
Directed by Ching Siu-Tung.


Young girls all over the world are kidnapped, taken to a secluded island, and trained to be assassins by Madame M (Almen Wong). After years of brutal training, which includes murder and rape, the best of the best become professionals. Two of them (Maggie Q and Anya) form a romantic bond in training and look after each other, no matter what. Meanwhile, a cop (Daniel Wu) tries to break the international assassin ring. Lots of fun and gratuitous fight scenes choreographed by Ching Siu-Tung and lots of sexy, sexy women make this film a trashy delight. Shot in English. The plot takes a pointless turn somewhere along the way and has an unsatisfying conclusion, but NAKED WEAPON is worth the ride and more entertaining than the more slickly produced, but quite similar, SO CLOSE.

Rating: Recommended (Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on June 28, 2004.


Comments

A really good asian film. Interestingly enough for a film to take place in Hong Kong it has two asian american actors in leading roles with american accents, go figure. Other than that there are more than enough action scenes which are a little slow, but are delivered as a martial arts style ballet. The charactors are all likable , even the bad guys. The film isnt just a bunch of action sequences. It has a pretty strong theme of relationships and all that comes with them. I would highly recamend the film for anyone who likes action films of any genre.

Posted by: Michael DeLoach at March 10, 2006 07:58 AM

...this is a remake of Naked Killer, but i think under the level of the original movie...

Posted by: roberts_2 at July 1, 2006 06:21 AM
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