The ultimate fighting chick comedy comes from the future auteur
of the “date” horror movies, Wellson Chin. Sibelle Hu stars
as Miss Wu, a tough HK cop who saves a bunch of international
dignitaries with the help of a kick-ass gweilo cop (Cynthia
Rothrock). Thanks to their fine moves, the higher-ups decide
to create a Female Commando squad headed by Miss Wu. What
this means is a bevy of babes and ballbusters congregate at
Female Commando training camp, where they learn the art of
opening cans of whup-ass.
The women consist of a few familiar
pretty faces: Ellen Chan, Ann Bridgewater, and Regina Kent.
To up the kick-ass quotient, action star Kara Hui is along
for the ride. Finally, Sandra Ng brings up the rear with her
wacky comedy stylings. Yes, the women train and grow together,
learning teamwork and little facts of lifesuch as that
all men are scum. The local SDU squad makes it their business
to harass the Female Commandos at every turn. The SDU are
basically a smarmy bunch, but young Alex To really has a thing
for Ellen Chan despite his tough, cocky exterior. Meanwhile,
two of the squad members discover that they’re dating the
same man (played by a scummy Michael Chow). Finally Sandra
Ng must come to terms with her round figure and [relative]
lack of physical appeal. Oh yes, and there’s action too.
What you have here is Police Academy with more violent moments, though they’re all welcome. In
between it’s shtick central, especially with nutty set pieces
like the roller rink date, featuring Alex To dancing and singing
like Elvis with the rest of the SDU for back-up vocals. Sigh.
So it isn’t art and you’ll probably freak from all the cheesy
crap that’s going on. Despite that, Sibelle Hu turns in good
presence and whatever fighting occurs should satiate the genre
fans. Just try to forget about the wacky stuff. (Kozo