I sat down to Call Of Heroes eager to see the action direction from legendary film star Sammo Hung. And let it be a testament to bloated expectations that about twenty minutes in, I thought I was going to be disappointed. Allow me to explain. It's the thing with wuxia for me, fantasy based martial arts that succeeds or fails like the extremes of a pendulum. It's either choreographed so well that it's awesome, or it reaches the level of standard and, sadly, you are made so uncomfortably aware of wires and post production work that the crew might as well be on camera in the scene.
I was more and more impressed by Sammo Hung's action craftsmanship as the fights got progressively more intense. The more serious things got, the faster the fights, the more display of various weapons and fighters. Every transition felt fresh, every battle a push forward in the narrative.