Wonder Seven (HK 1994)

Rating: **
Director: Ching Siu Tung
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Li Ning, Kent Cheng, Xin Xin Xiong, Tsui Kam Long

A lesser effort from director Ching Siu Tung, but nonetheless gorgeous to look at and fairly entertaining as well. The exceedingly stupid plot has Olympic gymnast Li Ning heading up a group of super government agents that are trying to break up an arms smuggling deal (sound familiar?). The trouble is, Michelle Yeoh is one of the bad guys and Li Ning has fallen for her. They both get betrayed by their bosses and end up teaming together to bring down all the villains in the most ludicrous over-the-top climax ever - our hero, trapped in a falling elevator, propels his runaway elevator car via an explosion through the roof of the building and into the escaping villain's helicopter! Original, I suppose. The movie is definitely more fun on subsequent viewings. My only real complaint is with Ms. Yeoh herself, who doesn't get to do much fighting and her wardrobe is hideous for the majority of the film (although her leather and spandex biker outfit at the end almost makes up for the rest of the movie).