THE SHADOW is a mega-budget homage to a pulp hero of the 1930s, best known from the radio series in which a young Orson Welles intoned the famous lines, "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows." THE SHADOW is polished to a high surface gloss, but nothing lurks
beneath; nothing at all.
In a prologue, we meet Yin Po (Alec Baldwin), the butcher of Lhasa, a white man who's forged a reputation as the wickedest killer on the steppes. He's humbled by a Tibetan spiritual master, Tulku (Brady Tsuritani), who first breaks Yin Po's vicious spirit, then teaches him the secret ways. Flash
forward to swank New York City, circa 1930, where Yin Po--...