Fight the Fight
Icons Sammo Hung co-stars with his son Sammy and Kane Kosugi in the Choy Lee feet, a new martial arts film has received a good bit of coverage here at Twitch. The story revolves around two best friends in Europe (due to real life best friends Sammy Hung and Kane Kosugi), who loves martial arts. They are Hung Gar exponent after learning his art from Hung (Sammo Hung). When they want to learn other forms of martial arts, they head out to China in an effort to learn the art Kung Fu Choy Li feet. Kosugi's character wants to learn about art because his grandfather had been defeated by a female exponents of the art and want to learn but never have the chance. When the duo heads to China, they know that Choy Li foot school is being challenged by a rival school. Hung and Kosugi entered a martial arts tournament to save the future of the school.
In general, we martial arts buffs watch these movies for the fight scenes. When a kung fu movie has crappy fight scenes, it throws everything else into sharp relief: so the corny music, predictable plot twists, phoned-in acting, and trite dialogue become all too apparent. "Choy Lee Fut" is, in a word, unbearable and I can't imagine anyone but the most apologetic fight fan being entertained by it. Sammo Hung has about 10 minutes of screentime, if that. Avoid.
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.