Greetings, movie buffs! Noticed anyone familiar from Guardians of the Galaxy? You betcha it’s our very own fellow Malaysian Ipoh born Michelle Yeoh! Rumours has that the original Guardians of the Galaxy will have their own movie in the future after that surprising tiny cameo. Furthermore, recent reports stated that Michelle Yeoh has chosen to keep her Chinese Malaysian accent for her role in the upcoming Star Trek series set to hit the small screen soon. We can’t help but felt entirely proud of her in maintaining true to her home identity but for now, let us rewind back to the golden age of the 6 awesome movies which starred our local heroine, Michelle Yeoh:
1. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Featuring an ensemble casts with Chow Yun-fat, Zhang Ziyi and Chang Chen, the movie revolves around the adventures of skilled warriors dealing with emotions and self-personal gain among with its classic graceful sword battles, expressing each character’s intensity and toughness.
2. Wing Chun
An action romance film from the 90s, it involves Wing Chun, a character by Yeoh herself, having doubts in proclaiming herself to her childhood love, as she has changed as being more masculine over the years and learnt the art of kung fu as well.
3. Butterfly and Sword
Follows the story of an assassin group that was formed during the members grew up together, with complications of friendships and relationships occurred in the group while demonstrating classic sword battles with speed and gravity-defied by wireworks.
4. Police Story 3: Supercop
Starring alongside the spectacular Jackie Chan, Yeoh’s character goes undercover with Chan’s to infiltrate a drug cartel in the prison in helping the gangsters to escape. Perhaps known as the original Rush Hour, the action scenes are fast-paced with Jackie’s humour in performing his stunts as usual.
5. Reign of Assassins
A modern day wuxia film, features Yeoh as the protagonist who decides to put an end to her assassin life that eventually led her to take up the sword again when the assassins demand the remains of a famous monk. Beautifully choreographed action and battle sequence, Michelle Yeoh takes on a whole new generation of sword fighting and hit the nostalgic feels on us from her previous kung fu movies.
6. Tomorrow Never Dies
Yes, Michelle Yeoh makes it to the list of Bond Girls with Pierce Brosnan donning the iconic suit-wearing M16 spy agent. Yeoh plays Bond’s ally, a skilled Chinese spy who was on the same mission to stop the war from waging between the Western world and China.