Iceman Cometh (HK 1991)

Rating: **
Cast: Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Maggie Cheung, cameo by Corey Yuen Kwai

Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah are bitter rivals from the Ming Dynasty who get trapped in ice and are miraculously revived 300 years later in Hong Kong (1989). While Yuen Biao is busy bumbling around with the oddities and conveniences of modern society, Yuen Wah is on a spree of rape, theft, and murder. Naturally, they run into each other at the end of the film, and their fight continues. Maggie Cheung shows up as a prostitute (!) who takes advantage of Yuen Biao's situation and hires him as her personal servant and bodyguard. At least she's nice to look at. The first twenty minutes and the last twenty minutes are awesome as Yuen Biao and Yuen Wah beat the hell out of each other, but the middle bogs down with the all too tedious "fish out of water" gags. Definitely a mixed bag.