Jing wu ying xiong (Fist of Legend) (2008)
Average Rating: 7.9/10
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Release Date: Sep 1, 2008 Wide
Average Rating: 3.8/5
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Jet Li stars in this historical Hong Kong action film, as Chen Zhen, a Chinese student in Japan in the 1920s. When his master is killed during the Japanese occupation of China, he returns to avenge his teacher's death. Back in China, he finds himself caught in the escalating racial tensions between the Chinese and the Japanese. The martial arts sequences in this 1994 film are handled more seriously than flashy acrobatics of other kung fu epics of the time and are perhaps a better showcase for
Sep 1, 2008 Wide
Sep 9, 2008
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All of the intricately choreographed fighting is real, proving the doubters of Li's fighting skills very wrong.
If you can watch the opening fifteen minutes without wincing, you're made of stern stuff. One of Li's most brutal works.
A high-flying, hidden-wire kick-and-punch-fest, set against a historical, epic backdrop.
The strong point of this film is the cinematography of Derek Wan. The images are imbued with the rich, vibrant color which has become a hallmark of modern Chinese films.
If you're going remake a film, it should be better than (or at least different from) the original. And surprisingly, Fist of Legend manages to do just that.
Although this is disappointing, there are more than enough good scenes (both action and otherwise) to keep this enterprise afloat and entertaining.
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