Based on Ma Wing Shing's best-selling comic, blockbuster action fantasy The Storm Riders
opened a new page in Hong Kong Cinema when it was released in 1998. Boasting the best special effects ever seen in a Hong Kong film at the time, the big-budget all-star production broke box office records with its fusion of comic book adventure, wuxia mythology, wirework action, and pure cinematic spectacle. A decade later, The Storm Riders
returns with the highly anticipated sequel, The Storm Warriors
, directed by the Pang Brothers! Ekin Cheng and Aaron Kwok reprise their iconic roles as eponymous heroes Wind and Cloud, this time taking on Simon Yam and Nicholas Tse as the villains. Kenny Ho makes a rare movie appearance as Nameless, the top swordsman of the land, while Charlene Choi and Mainland Chinese actress Tang Yan (Chinese Paladin III
) play the romantic interests. Other supporting cast members include Lam Suet, Patrick Tam, and Wong Tak Bun. Just as the first film did ten years ago, Storm Warriors
sets the new bar in Hong Kong Cinema with incredible special effects that bring the fantastical action, adventure, and comic book aesthetic to the silver screen like never before.
Lord Godless (Simon Yam) and his son Heart (Nicholas Tse) are out to take over the martial arts world and the Middle Kingdom. Even Nameless (Kenny Ho), Wind (Ekin Cheng), and Cloud (Aaron Kwok) combined cannot defeat Godless and his impenetrable body armor. Injured from battle, they seek the help of reclusive master Lord Wicked (Wong Tak Bun), who guides Wind into harnessing the powers of the dark side. Godless, meanwhile, is forcing the Emperor (Patrick Tam) to reveal the location of the powerful "Dragon Bone" relic. Unable to control his newfound powers, Wind loses himself to the dark side, and sets out to destroy Godless... and Cloud.