Story of Freemen, The
Hong Kong 2001
Directed by Lam Ang Hang.

A war photojournalist takes a picture of a beautiful hitwoman (Joey Man Yee-Man) as she assassinates someone from a rival gang, and they immediately fall in love. A tough cop tries to find the murderer and bring down her "dragon team" gang no matter what. Must be based on a comic book with all the eccentric costumes and the sunglasses that seem superglued to some characters heads. Actual kung-fu fighting shows up in a couple scenes, and some of it is not bad, either. But cool looking characters, a beautiful hitwoman in a short, short skirt, and kung-fu does not a good move make. Wait -- what am I talking about? That's the PERFECT formula for a good movie! Alas, this isn't it. Good camera effects constantly overdone, a confusing plot filled with uninteresting characters, and the promise of something interesting that never delivers all add up to a complete cinematic failure.

Rating: Not Recommended (Not Recommended)

Posted by Peter Nepstad on May 15, 2004.

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