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Raiders of Loesing Treasure

Reviewed by: mrblue
Date: 03/01/2002
Summary: Strange but good movie

Besides having a stupid title, Raiders of Losing Treasure is suppoedly about Michiko Nishiwaki hiring Alex Fong to be her bodyguard to help protect her from some ninjas who want to steal her inheritance, but most of the running time is dominated by really lame and juvenile humor that makes Tom Green seem sophisticated.

However, I found myself fairly entertained by the proceedings -- it kind of had that Wong Jing "train wreck" kind of vibe where you just had to keep watching for some reason -- and it was nice to see Michiko in a heroic role, instead of the evil villain cameos she usually did during this period. Also, there is a whole mess of action. Some of it is poorly co-ordinated, but the fights work for the most part, mostly because of Michiko's dominating screen presence than anything else. Fans of her work will get more out of Raiders of Losing Treasure than your average viewer, but overall, this is a solid low-budget action movie that's worth a viewing if you like this kind of stuff.

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