Story: A Japanese cruel megalomaniac warlord, Lord without God and his son wants to invade China and status. The nation becomes a mysterious warrior with no name, to save them. But without a name seems to have had enough of violence and sends his two emissaries, clouds and wind in place. But before you can fight without God, clouds and wind must master the martial arts themselves. Prepare to chopsucky ....
1 Storm Warriors, the previous sequel was released almost 11 years and managed to create an audience for the Pang brothers. This time again, the return of special effects director orchestrated duet with adrenaline-pumping has plenty to offer fans of the action.
Movie Review: It's essentially a plot of a single line for all crash-bang baazooka anchors. Comic Warriors Cloud (Aaron Kwok) and Wind (Ekin Cheng) must save China from the wicked without God the Lord. And the only way to do this is with extreme martial arts training that includes some psychological disorders and also ethical. If you really want to win this war against evil, then you wind in turn also bad enough, according to his tutor, aptly named Nameless (Kenny Ho). But there's a catch. If the wind goes completely wrong, there will be chaos and no one has the power to control their frenzy murderer. So how to measure the minimum wind vile to be injected into their psyche, if you want your sword to cut off heads just right? Can the second beautiful dream (Charlene Choi) to bring him back from the brink, or left it to his old comrade Cloud to master the sword and look back at the half behind yellow to light brown ...
They do not mind the dub: it is terrible. Go to the excitement and the flash of a full blown business in martial arts comic book instead.
One of the greatest fantasy films out of Hong Kong in the last fifteen years was in 1998 by Andrew Lau blockbuster, The Riders of the storm. Kwok and Ekin Cheng star as clouds and wind, respectively, who become apprentices to a warlord bent powerful domination. Is full to bursting with action and special effects, and although the martial arts and fencing are quite strong the effects are more stupid than impressive. More than a decade after a sequel has finally seen the light of day, and that the complaint itself is no longer applicable.
Warriors of the wind storm and sees Cloud again wage a new battle and if the trailer is any indication not only are the fights and action scenes even more incredible, but special effects have improved substantially. Check it out below for some awesome sword, really artistic shots, and very cool visual effects.
I'm usually not a big fan of that heavy CGI work, but this looks very very sweet. The first movie was just a little too corny for my taste, but the Pang brothers seem to have intensified the drama and intensity with the best visual effects. The film is available on import DVD from Hong Kong, but CineAsia the UK is releasing a final version this month. The DVD is region 2, of course, and therefore require a player region free, but Blu-ray disc will be all-region which means that you can play in the U.S. Blu-ray players. (Special features most likely in SD / PAL format and although you have problems with playback on a Sony PS3.)
The official synopsis CineAsia are here:
Based on a series of successful comic books, "Fung Wan" by the writer, illustrator and editor of Ma Wing Shing, and directed by visionary Pang Brothers (Bangkok Dangerous, The Eye trilogy), The Warriors Storm arrives on DVD and Blu-Ray on 07 2010 full of special features including three short films focusing on the movie's special effects.
Taking its visual cues with innovative style of Zack Snyder adaptation of the graphic novel by Frank Miller, '300 ', this highly anticipated sequel to Andrew Lau's popular 1998 action fantasy epic sees Asian superstars Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok reprise their roles wind and clouds, respectively, two legendary warriors with the power to control the elements. The courage, skill and determination of wind and clouds have helped maintain a balance of peace throughout the empire for many years. But this time the peace is about to come to an end. Lord without God, the warlord evil, has its eyes on all the rulers of China and, in an attempt to usurp the throne, has used a poison specially formulated to subdue the country's leading masters of martial arts including the legendary swordsman with no name. Having absorbed all the powers without name in the process, not the Lord God has reached near invincibility. To avoid this barbaric search to conquer China, the wind attempts to increase his powers by recklessly gives to the dark side stronger in their fight against the mystic arts, but as power increases, which is completely vanquished wrong. Now, Cloud must master an all-powerful, invincible sword style, the struggle to defeat without God and then to the face of his "brother" in a titanic duel with death.
Award winner for Best Visual Effects at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards earlier this year and co-starring some of the biggest names in Hong Kong films, including Nicholas Tse, Charlene Choi, Simon Yam, Yan Tang and Wong Tak-bun, The Storm Warriors is a dazzling display of fantasy action and stunning visual effects and epic battle sequences that are "nothing short of spectacular" (Beyond Hollywood). "
The Warriors beat the Storm DVD (Region 2) and Blu-ray (region free) Film Asia on July 12, 2010. Special features include audio commentary by Hong Kong cinema expert Bey Logan, 7 making short films including 3 specifically in special effects, a gallery of interview and a trailer gallery. Both discs have subtitles in English and come with Dolby Digital 2.0 and Cantonese 5.1 (DVD) and Cantonese DTS-HD MA 5. 1 (Blu-ray) audio options.
How about the trailer? Does' Kwok-nobble "as a term of endearment?
If you are looking for a second 300, this could help, as the directors (the Pang brothers, Bangkok Dangerous) have been very upfront about admitting that employees Snyder look in his movie, is exactly what they were in