The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II) (1992)

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With an entirely new set of actors, this movie continues the story from Swordsman (1990). Blademaster and his martial arts school decide to retire to a distant mountain. Before leaving, he visits his friends, a tribe of snake-wielding women warriors. He finds that they have been attacked, and their leader, Princess Yin-Yin, toward whom he has some romantic feelings, has been abducted. The attacker is her evil uncle Fong, who years before overthrew Yin-Yin's father and took over their sect. Fong also has possession of a sacred scroll which tells how to achieve ultimate martial arts power. Blademaster decides to help Yin-Yin and her imprisoned father, and his romantic complications deepen when his childhood chum and Yin-Yin are joined by a new rival. Blademaster thinks she is an innocent village girl he has saved, but in fact she is Fong! The process of gaining ultimate martial arts power requires self- castration and transmogrification into female form.

Cast

Jet Li
as Ling Wu Chung
Brigitte Lin
as Asia the Invincible
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Critic Reviews for The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Camp it may be, and messy, but mundane it ain't.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Both Jet Li and producer Hark are top notch Hong Kong film people. It's just too bad they couldn't seem to get it together this time out.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

For the uninitiated, much of the action might seem confusing, but for those who have a familiarity with the conventions of the genre, the film's fight scenes are a real kick, getting even wilder and wilder as the film progresses.

July 28, 2008

One of the all-time great classic Hong Kong films.

April 17, 2008 | Full Review…

Re-titled Swordsman II is a wild genre ride with unbelievable action

May 12, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Dazzling photography and equally dazzling fight scenes.

April 7, 2003 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Legend of the Swordsman (Xiao ao jiang hu zhi: Dong Fang Bu Bai) (Swordsman II)

½

Skip the first movie and go directly for Kung Fu gold. One of Jet Li's best. Brigitte Lin steals the movie as a man transforming into a woman to gain martial arts power.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

½

This HK movie gleefully pours a twisty plot into a sprawling, brawling spectacle of swordplay.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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