Conqueror wants to rule the Martial Arts world. It is foretold by
the prophet Mud Buddha that two boys will be the key to his success
and with them; he will be invincible for the first half of his life.
Lord Conqueror sets out to find the boys based on the birth charts
Mud Buddha had given him and raises them as his disciples. Their names
are Wind and Cloud.
Wind grows up
to be gentle and naïve (translated: wuss) while Cloud is silent
and mysterious (translated: friggin' cool). With them by his side,
Lord Conqueror presides over the Martial Arts world with an iron
fist, waiting for the day to challenge the Sword Saint in order
to claim himself the undisputed leader. However, being a tyrant
is not without its cost as Wind and Cloud play an important role
in deciding Lord Conqueror's fate in the second half of his life.
With Hong Kong
movies not being known for realistic or even well-done special effects,
this live-action version of the famous Chinese comic so exceeds
expectations, that it can only be considered
green light shooting from a monk's pinky finger does not make for
a good Dragon Spitting on Fairy technique (but a blue one
may). Luckily, none of that is present here. This movie is simply
gorgeous; eye-candy doesn't get better than this. The sets are magnificent
and the special effects are top-notch, rivaling U.S. production
puts out an excellent performance as the power-hungry Lord Conqueror,
while Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok play Wind and Cloud, respectively,
to the best of their abilities (although that is not saying much
in regards to Cheng). Kwok however, looks great in this movie
no shirt...good stuff.