Genre: Fantasy, Comedy, Martial Arts Origin: Hong Kong Length: 106 min Director(s): Corey Yuen Kwai, Patrick Leung Music: Tommy Wai Cast: Charlene Choi, Gillian Chung, Jaycee Chan, Ying Qu, Donnie Yen, Daniel Wu, Edison Chen, Tony Leung, Jackie Chan, Fan Bing Bing
This tale is set in Huadu, an ancient land ruled by a cruel empress (Qu Ying), a place where men are subservient to women. The empress' reign is disturbed by a prophecy saying a boy will rise to become king, and restore the male regime. Char (Jaycee Chan), a humble boy, is born to be emperor. He and his adopted brother, Leaf (Chen Po-lin), perform in a traveling show run by their adopted father, Blackwood (Tony Leung Ka Fai). Thanks to their friend, Lao (Edison Chen), the pair receive a stone with a map engraved on it. They set out on a quest for the treasure that the map is supposed to reveal.