This movie is one of my all time favorites in fantasy martial arts films. While the story may seem strange at first it is handled surprising well and becomes very absorbing. Brigitte Lin IS Asia, her acting is superb. Jet li is very charming in his role and showcases his rarely seen comical talents. One reviewer was confused about Michelle Reis's crush on her "brother", so for clarification in this movie she is called Jet li's "sister" but they are not actually related. They study under the same martial arts master and therefor become adoptive brother/sister because they share the same master. Hope that makes things more clear. I recommend this film to anyone who's open minded to a fantastic adventure with action, awesome villian, laughs and love.