Long Step Mantis Reviews
July 8, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
(1976) Long Step Mantis
MARTIAL ARTS PERIOD PIECE COMEDY
Total crapfest centering on two buffoons who happen to be brothers trying to learn martial arts but were always either turned down or taken advantaged of by this particular martial arts school- oh, gee... I wonder why there aren't more martial arts school. Anyways, there dad happens to own a pharmacy but as a result of some injured guy leaving his dangerous martial art book, one of the brothers exploits this by learning it all by himself while the real killers sought for the book for the intentions they can take over the entire village and kill the rest who are learning martial arts on their own. While this was happening another martial artist is searching for the killer who slaughtered his family and somehow by chance meet the other good guy studying mantis kung-fu. More idiocy that followed.
I'm more about the fights and choreography than I am about the story and this film has neither so it's an absolute fail for me.
1/2 out of 4