Description:Adventurer "The Asian Hawk" is blackmailed into hunting down some mysterious armour or seeing his girlfriend killed. The quest leads to a circle of drug running monks and a showdown in their mountain hideout.
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... similar movies. Visually it looks like a cheap TV series, with sets that look like they could have been used in 60s series like The Avengers or Jason King. The central character, played by Chan, is Asian Hawk, who used to sing in a band called The Losers. His co-singer (Alan Tam) and backing singer, Laura (played by Rosamund Kwan, who appeared in the Jet Li movie, Once Upon A Time in China) are the other main characters. Essentially, if you take away the action and slapstick kung fu, the movie is a romantic comedy, ...more
I have great admiration for Jackie Chan, and especially the way he’s gained a good reputation for martial arts movies, for a mainstream audience. Recent films such as “Rush Hour 2” and “Shanghai Noon” demonstrate, I think, that he doesn’t take himself seriously, and can produce excellent and highly memorable footage, visually speaking. “Armour of the Gods” is an early movie, from 1987, and it’s in Cantonese with English subtitles. As usual with Jackie Chan movies, there are some excellent stunts – that’s really the only reason to see it though. The plot’s not wonderful – ...
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