Eighties Hong Kong action classic featuring a young Michelle Yeoh
before her first retirement. Yeoh is a Hong Kong policewoman who
joins forces with security officer Michael Wong and Japanese cop
Henry Sanada to foil a hijacking. Made heroes, they become targets
for some brutal war veterans out for revenge. Then fighting occurs.
This is typical eighties HK Cinema,
which means the music, subplots, and dialogue are cheesy as
all hell. When Sanada meets up with his family, it's sap city.
Likewise, Michael Wong is overly annoying as the earnest security
officer who's the "gee whiz" member of the gang.
Get used to overdone histrionics, too. Subtlety, thy name
is not Royal Warriors.
However, Michelle Yeoh shows some amazing
moves when its action time, and Henry Sanada isn't too bad, either.
He shows some definite charisma and screen presence, and more than
makes up for Michael Wong's lightweight presence. And the fight
sequences are brutal, energetic and unbelievably staged. For fans
of fighting females or just out-and-out brawling, this is an absolute
must-see. (Kozo 1997)