At times visually arresting,
this Wong Jing wuxia is otherwise tacky, obnoxious, and
guilty of relentless assault on your sense of humor. Simon
Yam is the evil Super Sword, who wreaks havoc with his "sword
form." Against him are Michelle Yeoh and six other
comely females who must join together to defeat him when
Heaven's Sword (Damian Lau) becomes incapacitated.
Adding to the inanity is the fact
that all seven women must be virgins, which accounts for
about 60% of the film's humor. The other 40% is your standard
crap involving mistaken identity, horny characters, crossdressing,
musical numbers, and the comedy stylings of Dicky Cheung.
Ng Man-Tat is the Ghost Doctor, and it's one of his more
typically annoying performances. For every good gag in this
flick there are about ten others that fall flat. This is
extremely typical of Wong Jing's work at the time and the
pain the film causes could prove fatal.
On the other hand, Ching Siu-Tung's
action is inventive and interesting, and the film is hard
to beat for female eye candy. That said, the women don't
really do all that much to make the film a worthwhile experience.
Michelle Yeoh shows fine presence, but this type of excreable
comedy wuxia isn't her usual bag. Maggie Cheung doesn't
do much either, and the rest of the film is seemingly carried
by Sandra Ng (in a recklessly over-the-top comedic performance)
and Dicky Cheung (who should be shot for his horrid hyperactive
antics). Holy Weapon can provide some enjoyment thanks
to its sheer babeage, but any pleasure received should be
of the guilty variety. (Kozo 1996)