Fist of Fury (1995)

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Prepare for the hardest hitting martial arts action since Bruce Lee as Donnie Yen reprises the role made famous by the tragic screen legend in this made-for-television effort inspired by Lee's timeless classic Fist of Fury. As the dejected citizens of Shanghai cower in fear of the Japanese occupation, Chen Jun (Yen) joins the Jin Wu Martial Arts Academy in hopes of refining his skills and striking back at his oppressors through the formation of a well-organized underground resistance. When Chen's master (Eddy Ko) is poisoned by the leaders of the Japanese occupation, the furious student puts his skills to the ultimate test by embarking on a skull-cracking revenge spree that will leave martial arts fans breathless.
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NR
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Action & Adventure , Art House & International
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September 24, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Fist of Fury

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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/96/194796.jpg[/img] [size=3][color=#000000][font=Times New Roman]Japan is running low on resources and invades China to obtain additional resources that will help them westernize. Chen Zhen is the son of a local Chinese martial arts expert and falls in love with a powerful Japanese official’s daughter. When the Japanese official discovers the relationship, he kills Chen’s family and friends. Chen will seek revenge for the official’s brash actions. [/font][/color][/size] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Only by invading China can we become a super power.”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Benny Chan, director of Connected, Invisible Target, Jackie Chan’s Who Am I, and New Police Story, delivers Fist of Fury. The storyline for this picture is more elaborate and involved than the Bruce Lee version of this film; however, the action scenes are sped up which greatly takes away from the skill sets depicted by Donnie Yen. The choreography is okay but nothing special.[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Bastard! I will fight you!”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Fist of Fury stars one of my favorite martial arts stars, Donnie Yen. I had been waiting to see this film for some time due to the high remarks Yen received for his performance in this picture; however, having seen this made for television movie, I was highly disappointed. This film has little going for it. The acting is bad, the action scenes are overdone, and the quality of the film is pathetic. I recommend skipping this picture. [/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]“Why can’t I love the man I love?”[/color][/size][/font] [font=Times New Roman][size=3][color=#000000]Grade: C[/color][/size][/font]

Kevin Robbins
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