6 May 2015 | Red-Barracuda
Action-packed Taiwanese martial arts flick
Pair of male and female acrobats are tasked with escorting a shipment of gold across country to an impoverished town during a deadly famine. Along the way they are attacked by a variety of villains.
This Taiwanese martial arts film is full to the brim with fighting. It's almost relentless in actual fact. But you can't criticise a film for trying to entertain. Aside from the typical combat and amazing leaping about, there is are unusual scenes involving a man fighting off a horde of opponents while wearing very high stilts and on another occasion he has to push his barrow of gold over a tight-rope. It's these more distinctive moments that stand out mostly in this one, otherwise it's mainly a fight-fest. The two main actors seemed pretty adept to me and this has to be considered an entertaining enough old school martial arts flick.