The Legend of the Swordsman
Facts and Figures
Run time: 107 mins
In Theaters: Friday 26th June 1992
Distributed by: Republic Pictures Home Video
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
IMDB: 7.3 / 10
The Legend of the Swordsman Review
Li stars as Ling Wei, a member of a religious sect trying to get out of the world of violence. Of course, the sect stumbles upon a war and find themselves embroiled in it, replete with supernatural battles and high-flying choreography.
The actual plot is a total throwaway -- a mere excuse to get Jet into battle -- whether that's flying through the air in a corkscrew spin or travelling underground with his sword in the air like a shark fin. Wow, this guy has some moves, and when he explodes out of a tree, well, we might not believe it for a second, but it sure is interesting.
Not so for the grandiose yet ultimately stupid story, of course. The Legend of the Swordsman is eye candy for the sword-happy freak in you, and nothing more.
Aka Xiao ao jiang hu zhi dong fang bu bai.