The Eagle Shooting Heroes
DIRECTOR: JEFFREY LAU
CAST: LESLIE CHEUNG, BRIGITTE LIN , MAGGIE CHEUNG
Lau uses the wuxia form as a platform for pure burlesque fun, turning Jin Yong’s eponymous novel inside-out and making it into fine, frantic farce, with go-for-broke performances, overwrought plot, plenty of action, and even some musical numbers. Both source material and cast are shared with Ashes of Time, but Lau’s approach is low-comic parody—big, broad, and an awful lot of fun.