• 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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  • Antonio Quintero

    ★★★★ Watched by Antonio Quintero 29 Sep, 2010

    Donnie Yenn sequel to his Fist of Fury TV series. He wears many of the clothes that bruce lee wore thru his career, even the Kato costume. The opening scene of yenn taking on an entire army will make your jaw drop.

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  • Hector Bustnuts

    ★★★ Watched by Hector Bustnuts 18 Jan, 2014

    Hrmmmm...Legend of the Fist, ultimately, didn't do much for me.

    The politics to fists-smashing-faces ratio was way too skewed in favour of politics. Beautifully shot, but (and I know it's now the policy of China's film industry to be extremely propagandist) it was all way too "rah-rah-China".

    Decent, but far from a fave.

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  • Jamie Dougan

    ★★★★★ Watched by Jamie Dougan 04 Jan, 2014 1

    The character of fictional Chen Zen was first played by the Asian superstar Bruce Lee way back in 1972's Fist of Fury. Lee hated the term star but there's no doubting his enduring worldwide appeal; his spirit, films and philosophy are epitomised in his formless style of Jeet Kune Do.

    Chen Zen was (and still evidently is) a folk hero to the Chinese people at the time of the Japanese occupation of China at the start of the 20th century…

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  • Jan Tölva

    ★★ Added by Jan Tölva

    It's hard to judge this movie without talking about politics because this is clearly a Chinese propaganda flick playing on the vivid anti-Japanese sentiment within Chinese population. In the historic situation of real 1920s Shanghai the Japanese with their dream of an Empire, their disregard for human life and their horrid racism towards the Chinese, Koreans and basically everyone not Japanese were beyond doubt the wrong side of the table in every way. However this film was shot roughly 90…

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