Michelle Yeoh Drizzles in Reign of Assassins 
Director Su Chao-pin brings the story of a female assassin who, after being persuaded by a monk, abandons her gang and tries to lead a normal life in the city in Reign of Assassins.
She meets a young man, falls in love and gets married. However, an encounter with a gang of robbers in the local bank irrevocably creates a trail that leads her former gang right to her.
Filmed in China and set in the Ming Dynasty, this 2010 martial arts action film stars Michelle Yeoh as Drizzle, an assassin with the Dark Stone Clan led by the their mysterious leader Wheel King (Wang Xueqi).
Along with her comrades Lei Bin (Shawn Yue) and Magician (Leon Dai), they steal the mummified remains of Bodhi, an Indian monk supposedly with magical powers. However, Drizzle steals the mummy and flees where she encounters the monk Wisdom (Li Zonghan).
In his efforts to enlighten her, Wisdom allows her to kill him. This cause Drizzle to become grief stricken and finally decides to leave her former life for a ‘fresh start’.
The films bring the classical Chinese fiction (wuxia) to life and much like the theme of this genre; it is a battle between good and evil.
The forces of good are represented by Yeoh who fights a former evil she was a part of.
It is a parable of the intrinsic battles we face every day.
Her role would earn her a nomination as Best Actress in the 5th Asian Film Festival.The action will no doubt remind some of John Woo films.
This is because Woo provided advice to the director and was constantly on set which earned him credit as co-director, especially the fight scenes his daughter Angeles was in.
There is mystery, love, action, comedy and practically something for everyone.
I doubt you will find this film boring although there is a slight language barrier; the film is in Mandarin but there are subtitles in English and Cantonese.