For Your Height OnlyThe movie begins with our hero (Weng Wang) in action. In the first shot of him, he is wielding a full-sized machine gun, as if his small stature was not extremely evident. He is a spy who works for the government and must stop the evil plans of Mr. Big. Damn you, Chris Noth! By the way, when I said I was using that review format last- I lied.
+ Agent 00 is given a bunch of gadgets by his boss, including a ring that can detect poison (don't ask), X-Ray Glasses and a remote control flying hat. They all get one use (i.e. Wang catches a woman trying to poison him) and are never seen again.
+ Agent 00 befriends the girlfriend of a gang member and gets her help on getting information.
+ While battling one guy in a hotel, the fight ends in a room occupied by a woman. With a simple 'Hey, wanna screw,' she falls for him.
+ Agent 00 kicks a lot of as, although most of it involves him punching/kicking people in the groin. In fairness, that is right in his line of sight.
+ Near the climax, Agent 00 flies a jet pack over to the enemy's base. Suck on that, Black Samurai!
+ He also beats up a bunch of men in karate gear with a katana. Thankfully, they have one that is to scale
+ The final battle involves Mr. Big who...is a dwarf. I guess being 4" tall instead of 3" tall counts, huh? They kung-fu fight, but you already know who wins.
Like I said, this movie is awesome. It has no right to be, but manages nonetheless. Weng Wang had an odd star power that is simply unexplainable. It is hard to imagine that a 2'9" action star could work, but he does. The movie is not meant to replace the James Bond movies and is just meant to be fun. In that regard, it succeeds. The Mondo Macabro release of this comes packed with Challenge of the Tiger, which is a nice bonus. If you like weird movies, this is a must-see and, just maybe, a must-own.
Up next, the direct-to-video sequel to the American remake of a J-Horror film. When you can't get Kristen Bell to be in your movie, what does that say? Stay tuned...