Director: Corey Yuen, Patrick Leung
Starring: Jaycee Chan, Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Gillian
Chung, Charlene Choi, Chan Po-Lin
Guests: Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Edison Chen,
Released By: Shaw
Date: 12 August 2004
(Courtesy from Shaw) :
The ancient land of Huadu, ruled by a cruel empress (Qu Ying),
is a place where men are subservient to women. Despite her
ruthlessness, the empress and her chief eunuch, Chiu Ngai
(Daniel Wu), live in fear of a prophecy saying that a boy
should rise to become emperor and restore the reign of men.
To prevent this, the empress sends out her warriors to kill
any child who fulfils the terms of the prediction…
(Jaycee Chan), is the humble boy born to be emperor. He and
his adopted brother Coal (Chan Po-Lin) perform in a traveling
show run by their foster father Blackwood (Tony Leung Ka-Fai).
Their friend Tao (Edison Chen) gives them a stone with a treasure
map engraved upon it. The pair set out an epic journey to
find fortune and glory…
are joined on their odyssey by two lovely yet fierce female
warriors, Blue (Gillian Chung) and Spring (Charlene Choi).
Together, they survive a series of deadly challenges. The
youngsters meet General Lone (Donnie Yen), a master swordsman
intent on overthrowing the empire. To do so, Lone must be
first have a duel with the Lord Of Armour (Jackie Chan) in
order to gain access to the mysterious treasure.
the boy who would be emperor must lead an army against the
forces of the empress…
Piggy-ride on the success of the Hong Kong box-office hit:
The Twins Effect, this US$10 million sequel has fall short
of viewers expectation as a timeless tales of romance, magic
in an age where men are the slaves of women, the story tells
a commoner boy who is destine to rise against the evil Queen
and claim the throne of the emperor to restore the reign of
a typical plot that has been seen on the screen countless
times, the Film maker is obviously trying to sell his film
by employing a great ensemble of casts which features the
greatest names in Asian cinema like Donnie Yen, Edison Chen,
Tony Leung Ka-Fai, Jackie Chan and Daniel Wu.
household names could have created a supposedly spectacular
movie. However, the Director's daring decision to place amateurs
like Jaycee Chan, the Twins (Charlene Choi & Gillian Chung),
and Chen Po-Lin as the leads were indeed hard for most movie-critics
to bear, with the exception of the scenic locations in Yunnan
where the movie is filmed were pleasing to the eyes.
the award winning special effects powerhouse who had bring
you "The Twins Effects I", had again disappointed
Kung-Fu hungry audience with their choppy, Matrix-inspired
and outdated special effects (used heavily here to enhance
the action sequences and imaginary landscapes). However, do
watch out for the face-off between General Lone (Donnie Yen)
and Lord of Armour (Jackie Chan)!
this movie only if you have crush with the Twins.