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deano
Super Reviewer
November 8, 2011
This kung-fu drama immediately tries to glorify Choy Lee Fut, one of kung-fu's most widely practiced styles. The main characters in Choy Lee Fut talk glowingly about the kung fu style, plus there's opening and ending titles explaining in fast, dense and uninteresting fashion the history of Choy Lee Fut.
Sadly, the climactic fight between Sammy Hung and Steven Wong is a letdown because Wong is not a martial artist and is only made to appear like one through doubling and editing.
The added bonus for fight fans is the film's martial arts legacy, starting with Sammo Hung and Yuen Wah and extending through much of the cast.
skactopus
Super Reviewer
½ October 15, 2011
As a director, Sam Wong fails to deliver any excitement with Choy Lee Fut.Based off of a Chinese martial art by the same name, the story for Choy Lee Fut wanders from its focal point. Yes, the martial art is the driver for the film; however, the storytelling pushes it to the back, thanks to an uninspiring romance subplot and mediocre character dialogues.The choreography behind the confrontations and fights show some promise, but the editing and lackadaisical camera speeds are a huge letdown. The final 20 minutes, which is focused on the competition, showcases fights that are unexciting and forgettable. What the rest of the film offers up are a handful of tame training sessions.Aside from Yuen Wah, who is under utilized, the rest of the cast come across as bland and tasteless. The great Sammo Hung is missing for a huge portion of the film and although Jia-Yin Wang is worth looking at, she is a big part of the subplot that destroys the film.Choy Lee Fut wants to get across that the martial art is amazing, but when the 90 minutes are up, it never feels that way.
½ February 5, 2012
An hour of a corny and boring love story crowned with realistic fights but you never get to the climax. This is a mild martial arts movie that is more a Choy Lee Fut propaganda than a movie with his own merits.
deano
Super Reviewer
November 8, 2011
This kung-fu drama immediately tries to glorify Choy Lee Fut, one of kung-fu's most widely practiced styles. The main characters in Choy Lee Fut talk glowingly about the kung fu style, plus there's opening and ending titles explaining in fast, dense and uninteresting fashion the history of Choy Lee Fut.
Sadly, the climactic fight between Sammy Hung and Steven Wong is a letdown because Wong is not a martial artist and is only made to appear like one through doubling and editing.
The added bonus for fight fans is the film's martial arts legacy, starting with Sammo Hung and Yuen Wah and extending through much of the cast.
November 3, 2011
This kung-fu drama immediately tries to glorify Choy Lee Fut, one of kung-fuā(TM)s most widely practiced styles. The main characters in Choy Lee Fut talk glowingly about the kung fu style, plus there's opening and ending titles explaining in fast, dense and uninteresting fashion the history of Choy Lee Fut.
Sadly, the climactic fight between Sammy Hung and Steven Wong is a letdown because Wong is not a martial artist and is only made to appear like one through doubling and editing.
The added bonus for fight fans is the filmā(TM)s martial arts legacy, starting with Sammo Hung and Yuen Wah and extending through much of the cast.
skactopus
Super Reviewer
½ October 15, 2011
As a director, Sam Wong fails to deliver any excitement with Choy Lee Fut.Based off of a Chinese martial art by the same name, the story for Choy Lee Fut wanders from its focal point. Yes, the martial art is the driver for the film; however, the storytelling pushes it to the back, thanks to an uninspiring romance subplot and mediocre character dialogues.The choreography behind the confrontations and fights show some promise, but the editing and lackadaisical camera speeds are a huge letdown. The final 20 minutes, which is focused on the competition, showcases fights that are unexciting and forgettable. What the rest of the film offers up are a handful of tame training sessions.Aside from Yuen Wah, who is under utilized, the rest of the cast come across as bland and tasteless. The great Sammo Hung is missing for a huge portion of the film and although Jia-Yin Wang is worth looking at, she is a big part of the subplot that destroys the film.Choy Lee Fut wants to get across that the martial art is amazing, but when the 90 minutes are up, it never feels that way.
August 6, 2011
Boring story, not enuf fighting, fight scenes look fake with2much slow motion
½ July 19, 2011
don't waste your time.
July 17, 2011
Sub-standard script, sub-standard choreography, sub-standard cast, sub-standard effects, sub-standard everything. The dialogue has the thumbprint of the Chinese Communist Party propaganda committee all over.
July 17, 2011
WORST movie I ever watched for the year 2011... might be my whole life too... damn .. lousy story line, poor casting, lousy background music (not matching scenes at all), etc. Even if you plan to waste your time... I suggest you take a walk out side your house rather than wasting time watching this lousy movie
July 12, 2011
love chinese martial art films, especially with Sammo Hung. This one didn't explain the deep history of the arts as well as it should though. little disappointed because choy lee fut has a long and respected history which was not portrayed by this film. =(
July 8, 2011
Predictable plot + forced romantic love story + boring fight scenes = Choy Lee Fut.
½ June 14, 2011
pretty generic as the fresh-faced cast, inclusion of "hip" m- usic, and take over tale combined with cute albeit rushed romance story all fail to captivate. be prepared for a slow awkward plodding film. they do make it more accessible.
½ May 19, 2011
Hot on the heels of Wushu, comes a similarly themed martial arts adventure presided over by the legendary Sammo Hung. Rather than a kidnapped child, this martial arts school - led by Wei (Sammo's real life son) - are fighting for their very survival against a rival school, complicated by Wei's relationship with a female fighter from that team. After a hilarious opening supposedly set in Thames, UK, the film settles into the most basic of fight school cliches, but is an easy if undemanding watch for fans of the genre.
½ May 15, 2011
B-grade, bad choreography, script ... what in the world is Sammo Hung doing in this ... desperate for money!? And to think they promote this movie as kungfu greater than Ip Man's wing chun... bah!
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