Michelle Yeoh and the Cinema of Attraction

Michelle Yeoh takes control in ‘Police Story 3’

To appreciate action cinema is to admire the physicality of the performer. Great action films continue to be made today, but sadly many of them rely on computer-generated imagery, which overpowers the presence of movie stars.

When an action film really works, the star becomes the special effect, and everything else feels secondary. There’s no doubt that Michelle Yeoh is one of the most…