The Shaolin Temple (1982)
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You killed my dog! The East Capital of China has been taken over by a ruthless general who feels he has earned his right to take the thrown. He takes over the militia and begins strong-arming the countryside. One of the slaves under the previous regime escapes the watchful eye of the general and sneaks up the mountainside to the Shaolin Temple. He becomes a monk and trains to learn their martial arts. When the general comes knocking at the Shaolin Temple door, the monks will need to decide to let the general walk all over them or stand and defend themselves. "Hey you bonehead, want to fight?" Chang Hsin-yen, director of Shaolin Temple 2: Kids from Shaolin, Treasure Island, Deadend Besiegers, and Tai Chi II, delivers The Shaolin Temple. The storyline for this picture is very solid for the martial arts genre and the Shaolin Monk lifestyle was well presented. The acting was very good and Jet Li delivered a more classic martial arts style in this film. "If we don't worry nothing will worry us." These were recently added to the Netflix queue so I decided to add them to my wish list. These are some of the few Jet Li martial arts films I haven't seen. This was very good and well done and closer to the 5 Deadly Venoms martial arts style than Jet Li's current work. I strongly recommend seeing this if you are a fan of the genre! "Release them and guide their souls to heaven." Grade: B+/A-
Pure badass martial arts action, Jet Li in top form, not much to add to this one. Go watch it.
Finally watched Jet Li's debut kung fu motion picture as what I saw him seem so young as well as it's good as tracing the history of the Shaolin Temple set in the seventh-century China.
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