But not Michelle Yeohs Silverhawk, who fights evildoers with refreshing glee. Cover-girl Lulu Wong by day, caped crusader Silverhawk by night. She saves panda bears then takes time out to play with them, pleads with her enemies for an extra 5 minutes of fighting, and narrowly avoids bad blind dates. She even enjoys bopping around her enormous walk-in closet as she picks out which silver clothes to wear for the job.
The story is pure, cheesy fun. Dumb plot, dorky dialogue, some annoying wirework. But its also got Michelle Yeoh, still moving great and displaying a comedic side I havent seen before. Even in her lighter films like Wing Chun, she has usually played the straight man, so its nice to see her goofier side in Silverhawk.
Of course, that goofier side gets a lot of help from her absolutely charming co-star Richie Jen Hsien-chi who plays Lulus childhood buddy, Rich Man. There are some really cute Miss Congeniality-like flashbacks of the two.
Im willing to forgive most of this films sillier elements. After all, this is just about fun. But one thing that I cant let go is our heroines poor judgment during the climax. Geez, never turn your back on your opponent! And thats all Ill say.
Also annoying is the constant ping-pong between English and Chinese dubbing. Im sure its a market-expanding ploy, but it just ends up being distracting. But I digress. I dont want to leave on a grumpy note, because Silverhawk, with its good old-fashioned fun, will definitely lift your spirits.