Watch Warriors of Virtue
- 2 hr 11 min
Warriors of Virtue is a 1997 action-packed fantasy film directed by Ronny Yu, written by Michael Vickerman, and produced by La Peikang and Tung Shing. The movie introduces a young teenager named Ryan Jeffers (played by Mario Yedidia) as the main character, who is struggling to come to terms with his physical disability. He is constantly bullied by his peers and lives a lonely life with no friends or companions. One day, while on his way home from school, Ryan discovers a mysterious portal that leads him to the mythical realm of Tao, a place of wonder and peril where five elemental warriors called the "Kangaroos," (Kangoo, Fuu, Tsun, Yee, and Lao) are the only hope of keeping the realm safe. Each Kangaroo possesses unique abilities derived from the elements of metal, water, wood, fire, and earth, becoming a unique fighting machine. These warriors are led by a wise teacher named Master Chung (played by Chao-Li Chi), who trains them in the ancient art of Tai Chi. Ryan, who has been transported to this world, is quickly identified as the 'Chosen One,' a person who could help the warriors to defeat the evil Moloch (played by Angus Macfadyen). The villainous Moloch is a power-crazed ruler, who seeks to take over the Kingdom of Tao, and he has no respect for any living creature. Moloch's obsession with winning has left a trail of destruction behind him, from ruined villages to lost cities. In his quest for domination, Moloch has discovered a powerful source of energy called 'Tao,' which he wants to exploit. The Warriors of Virtue must band together against Moloch and his army of henchmen, who is using his knowledge to defeat the elemental warriors. Ryan finds himself in the midst of the fight and soon realizes that he has a crucial role in the battle against Moloch. He must use his wit and determination to help the warriors on their quest to stop the evil Moloch from controlling Tao. As the fight intensifies, Ryan develops a strong bond with the Kangaroos; he learns from their leadership and training, which is challenging for him at first, but as he grows more confident, he emerges as a warrior in his own right. Ryan becomes a valuable asset to the Warriors of Virtue, and together they tackle Moloch in a battle of epic proportions. Throughout this fantastic adventure, Ryan discovers more about himself and the world around him than he ever imagined. The Warriors of Virtue involve Ryan in their search for the true meaning of virtue, wisdom, courage, loyalty, and justice. Ryan's journey through Tao is profound, teaching him a number of life lessons that he will carry back to his own world. The film's visual effects are stunning, with fantastic monsters, and a vibrant, colorful landscape that has been expertly executed. The acting is solid; the Australian actors portraying the Kangaroos are convincing in their roles, with Angus Macfadyen being the menacing villain. The film's score is exceptional, with a great action soundtrack, which adds to the overall impact of the movie. In conclusion, Warriors of Virtue is a well-crafted action adventure movie that takes the viewer on a thrilling, magical journey to a mythical land of martial arts and fantastic creatures. The movie will undoubtedly capture the attention of audiences of all ages, given its engaging storyline, expertly crafted visuals, and a compelling narrative. It is one of those films that you would want to watch with family and friends during a weekend as it is too good to be enjoyed alone. Even though it is a little bit outdated, it is still a fun watch, especially for martial arts fans.