Male fantasy kung-fu. Great fun!
A word of warning: don't see this expecting intellectually challenging
cinema. Naked Weapon is any man's wet dream- gorgeous female assassins
go to exotic locations and take out high profile baddies (with
mandatory sexy dancing before the kill).
The action might seem a bit tame for hardcore kung-fu fans (lots of
wires and floaty camera moves disguise lack of fighting talent on the
actors' parts), but for those of who just want to see some mindless
violence, it does the job nicely. Unfortunately the plot has no
direction (one set piece after another), and the dialogue is laughably
bad. Thankfully, the cheesy lines are so bad they are actually quite
entertaining, and blend in nicely with the whole B-movie feel of the
Far better than I expected- slick and escapist scenarios, high
production values, and the action is great fun. I must however warn
potential viewers that Daniel Wu is unspeakably bad as the earnest CIA
guy on the tail of the killers- all he has to do is fill the audience
in on the plot every now and again and get his ass kicked once. How
hard can that be? Anyway, he messes that up nicely.
To conclude, Naked Weapon is the perfect film if you've been out
drinking, come home at about 2.00 in the morning, and want to see a
film where brain power is not expected from the audience. Two thumbs
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