• Andrew Willis

    ★★★ Watched by Andrew Willis 28 Aug, 2011

    his movie opens with a great action / karate scene. It takes place in the early stages of WWI. The Chinese, Japanese, French and Germans are all fighting. The cinematography is wonderful. It will remain so throughout the entire film. The battle rages on and we see a Chinese soldier go down. Another man in his battalion takes matters into his own hands and nearly single handedly wins the battle. You get a feeling that he could have won the…

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  • Espen von Hirsch Kummeneje

    ★★★ Watched by Espen von Hirsch Kummeneje 22 Aug, 2014

    Actually a very well made film overall (direction, photography, cast, etc), it is nevertheless marred by being way too slow throughout, and with underwhelming action scenes. Some of the scenes at the Casablance club drag out way too long, especially near the end. The fight scenes are okay, but Ip Man (for example) is way better in this regard. The intro scene in France is actually the highlight of the entire movie, with ridiculous WW1 parkour kungfu accompanied by equally ridiculous overblown music! The final fight is quite an anticlimax, no matter how much Donnie Yen tries to emulate Bruce Lee.

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  • Michael

    ★★★½ Watched by Michael 30 Apr, 2014

    Very good Hong Kong action film with some brutal fight action, sufficient character development, and a well developed historical background. Fun.

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  • cronic

    ★★★½ Added by cronic

    7/10

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  • Matt Lavender

    ★★★ Watched by Matt Lavender 22 Jul, 2014 4

    More Donnie Yen donnie then. The First World War was bad. Lots of Chinese labourers and shit being blow the fuck up in 1917s France. Donnie Yen is like "be cool bros, we got this" then kills a bunch of German soldiers. Good opening set piece. Then it's Shanghai 1925 at some fancy jazz club. Everyone's loving it. Goddamn I don't know anything about history. Donnie Yen jamming on the piano and playing poker. He's a spy or cop or…

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  • Bri

    ★★★ Watched by Bri 08 Jun, 2014

    Donnie Yen fight scenes are always great, but there was so much filler and long pointless scenes of politics.

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  • Sean Gilman

    ★★★★ Watched by Sean Gilman 13 May, 2014 2

    The best Batman movie of the last 20 years.

    As Fist of Legend (written and directed by Gordon Chan, who wrote and produced this one) built on Fist of Fury by developing, you know, characters, so this sequel builds further by fleshing out and complicating the historical milieu. Beginning with the Chinese experience in World War I, but spending most of the time locating Chen Zhen within the context of the Chinese struggle against Japanese imperialism, both overtly (student and…

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  • Felipe Pinho

    ★★★½ Watched by Felipe Pinho 26 Apr, 2014

    ★★★½ Very Good

    I like Donnie Yen and his performance of Chen Zhen. Chen was firstly portrayed by Bruce Lee, in the Fist of the Fury. In the movie he comeback from the dead, to a Japanese-occupied China, to bring hell and put Japan away from Shanghai.

    Great action scenes, packed with kung fu and karate. Donnie reminds Lee in a lot of ways in this picture, not only in the fighting style but also with his screaming.

    Good movie…

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  • MrJago

    ★★★½ Watched by MrJago 16 Apr, 2014

    It's not really great storytelling wise, but it's very pretty to look at and the fights have an amazingly frenetic feel to them.

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  • JamesLebowski

    ★★★★ Rewatched by JamesLebowski 13 Apr, 2014

    There is a POV shot of a guy getting his face punched in by Donnie Yen while Donnie is standing in front of him, all bruised up and wearing nothing but white pants with blood sprays on it.
    And it's impossible to capture this in a clearer picture because Donnie Yen is the fastest Martial Artist of the planet.

    When I first saw Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen I rightfully complained about the over the top…

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  • Naughty

    ★★½ Watched by Naughty 21 Mar, 2014 3

    The beginning of the film was incredible! But it soon became bogged down by politic's and an underwhelming complicated plot!

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  • Boost

    ★★★½ Added by Boost

    Yen pays tribute to Bruce Lee, complete with Green Hornet costume, nunchuks, and a white suit. Opens with an awesome scene from World War 1. Fantastic cast and lighting. "The calm, determined presence of Yen pulls it all together, with major help from cinematographer-turned-director Andrew Lau Wai-Keung."

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