Little Dragon Maiden

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  • TV-14
  • 1983
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.9  (349)

Little Dragon Maiden is a 1983 martial arts fantasy film directed by Joe Cheung and starring Leslie Cheung, Jing-Jing Yung, and Kuan Tai Chen. The film is based on the wuxia novel "Dragon, Phoenix and Flowers" by Gu Long. The story follows Yang Guo (Leslie Cheung), a young boy who was adopted by the Tomb Sect after his parents were murdered by the Wudang Sect. He falls in love with the Little Dragon Maiden (Jing-Jing Yung), who is a member of the rival Wudang Sect. The two lovers are caught in the middle of a war between the Tomb Sect and the Wudang Sect, and they must fight to protect their love and their respective clans.

The film has a typical wuxia plot, with lots of intrigue, romance, and betrayal. Yang Guo starts as a naive young boy who learns the ways of the martial arts to defend himself and the people he loves. Little Dragon Maiden is a fierce warrior who is torn between her duty to her sect and her love for Yang Guo. The two protagonists are likable, and their romantic relationship is full of passion and intensity.

The action scenes in Little Dragon Maiden are well choreographed, with lots of flashy swordplay and acrobatics. The fight scenes are fast-paced and exciting, and the film's soundtrack adds to the drama and excitement. The special effects are not particularly impressive, but they are sufficient to create a fantasy world with a magical feel.

The film's main weakness is its pacing. At just over two hours long, it feels like it overstays its welcome. There are several scenes that drag on for too long, and some of the subplots could have been trimmed or dropped altogether. The film's ending is somewhat abrupt, which may leave viewers feeling unsatisfied.

Despite its flaws, Little Dragon Maiden is a fun and entertaining wuxia film that should appeal to fans of the genre. The film's romance, action, and fantasy elements are all well-executed, and the performances by the lead actors are solid. While it may not be a masterpiece, it is a worthwhile entry in the wuxia canon that deserves a watch.

Little Dragon Maiden is a 1983 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

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    1 hr 32 min
  • IMDB Rating
    5.9  (349)