Film review: Reign of Assassins (15)


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Part-fairytale, part-martial art epic, this revisits the superior sword-and-sorcery of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and shares a star in Michelle Yeoh.

She plays an assassin who absconds from her gang and takes the precaution of facial surgery to conceal her identity.

Settled with a husband (Jung Woo-Sung) in peaceful domesticity, she eventually finds her past catching up with her, and the whirling-dervish fights break out again.

Yeoh's presence is a boon, but a far-fetched plot about sacred corpses and body regeneration tests one's indulgence.