The Storm Warriors 2009

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The battle scenes are spectacular in this action-fantasy epic. Wind and Cloud are warriors with the power to control the elements. To prevent a Japanese warlord from conquering China, Wind recklessly delves into the dark side of his arts but is overcome by evil. Now Cloud must defeat the warlord and face Wind in a titanic duel.

Starring:
Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng
Runtime:
1 hour 46 minutes

The Storm Warriors

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, International, Historical
Director Oxide Pang Chun, Danny Pang
Starring Aaron Kwok, Ekin Cheng
Supporting actors Kenny Ho, Nicholas Tse
Studio The Movie Partnership
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By N. Duncan-Drake on 25 Jan 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This is a beautiful film, but the problem is, it's only beautiful, it's not very interesting.

What's good: the effects are amazing; the fight scenes are fantastically done; the scenery is brilliant; the costumes are wonderful.

What's not so good: it's a sequel, but there is no attempt to reintroduce the characters; the plot is so thin it's almost not there; the plot that is there doesn't make sense; there are so many fight scenes that they become boring.

When I watched it I ended up forward winding through most of the end because I was so bored with all the sword fighting. I love a good martial arts battle, but this film took it to an extreme. There was one point where Cloud and Wind were fighting and first they had the battle in their heads, then they actually had it and then they did it all over again!

So if you love long drawn out battles, go for it; if you want any kind of plot, don't bother.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Naomi_B on 3 Aug 2014
Format: Amazon Instant Video
There is no denying that this highly anticipated sequel delivers as far as visuals go, it's beautiful and mesmerising and just as fun is seeing Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok back together as the comic book heroes . A good point to note is that it is not a direct sequel so those who missed the 1998 Stormriders don't need to worry infact it may be best if you haven't see it as sadly this movie pails in comparison :( . I couldn't get used to the change of actresses in one of the main roles and visually stunning movie soon became monotonous with lack of plot and development of characters apart from wind and cloud. It's a good film to watch for big screen tvs but as far as matching it's predecessor for storyline goes it's sadly a far cry from it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By musiclover on 30 Sep 2011
Format: DVD
great action start to finish loved it
must see the first one before u watch this one for the stroy line as you
come in half though a story
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By The Critic Ali Insane on 13 July 2010
Format: DVD
Full credit should be given to the Pang Brothers for taking on the huge, daunting responsibilty of creating a sequel to one of the highest grossing movies of all time at China's box office, especially when they specialize in the supernatural chiller style of horror and have no prior martial arts experience. Whoever took on the challenge, and whatever feature they delivered, would've been met with a considerable amount of critism due to the high levels of expectations generated from the original, which in turn, can never be fully realized on a satisfactory level. Thankfully, i read numerous bad reviews slating this dark follow-up to The Storm Riders, and so, my level of expectation was next to zero when i finally sat down to watch it for myself; i ended up being pleasantly surprised and thoroughly entertained.

Simon Yam is cast as the emphatic evil warlord Godless; Lam Suet (my personal favourite) is King Piggy; Charlene Choi provides the eye candy as Second Dream (although, "Every Full Bloody Man's Dream" would've been a better name for her character - she looks stunning); Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok reprise their roles as Wind and Cloud; and, do i need to mention the amazing special effects that The Pang Bothers have become renowned for throughout their careers?
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Storm Warriors is a good movie!!, except that the original movie with Sonny Chiba is a notch better.
I feel that this new movie is more like every other new movie from Asia.
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I bought this as I had seen the previous film and was curious to see the sequel. I enjoyed both up to a point but would not give it top marks. The difficulty for me is that it relies too much on the fanciful and special effects rather on the undeniable skill of the actors. I also felt the story line was a little weak. However it did entertain but I would not rave about it.
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Format: DVD
This should have been an outstanding film but it was so badly let down by a poor script and far too much posturing by the actors.
The effects were brilliant and the story overall was very good but where this film fell badly was on trying to be like Crouching tiger hidden dragon but ended up just as an ok film.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Owen Dunsire on 10 Nov 2010
Format: DVD
Over all a good film, some of the special affects are worth watching. Unfortunately, as with many Chinese/Asian films, especially those dealing with the supernatural or fantasy, the plot is a little thin on the ground and is far too
predictable.
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