• Lars Sieval

    ★★★½ Watched by Lars Sieval 03 May, 2016 5

    Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen might be one of the best looking films Donnie Yen has played in. The production value is very high and the film just looks beautiful.

    It also starts with high volume action straight from the get go. As Donnie Yen free runs while slicing people up. Epic opening, what follows is a film focused more on the story than action which I'm not used to while watching Donnie Yen. It doesn't…

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  • Nanni Cobretti

    Watched by Nanni Cobretti 18 Apr, 2016

    C'è voglia di prendere la piccola e leggendaria storia locale di Dalla Cina con furore e farla proseguire su scala nazionale con il budget delle grandi occasioni, scenografie e costumi extralusso, CGI "come in America", virtuosismi di ripresa e montaggio (alcuni molto fighi).
    Chen Zhen è tipo il Che Guevara del kung fu, quindi non mi lamento del nazionalismo, soprattutto se mi mettono scene meravigliose tipo il nostro eroe amareggiato che suona la cover eterea al pianoforte dell'Internazionale.
    Donnie Yen…

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  • billy osmond

    Watched by billy osmond 14 Jun, 2011

    I'm finally admitting defeat. I have tried to watch this so many times over the last 4 years that I've lost count. I basically watch the opening battle scene, then lose interest, then fast forward to the fight scenes, then realize how overly polished and terribly edited they are, then quit.

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  • Skele_D

    ★★★½ Watched by Skele_D 03 Apr, 2016

    Yea.

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  • Matti Hansson

    ★★½ Watched by Matti Hansson 19 Mar, 2016

    Förutom den fantastiska öppningsscenen innehåller filmen bara 2-3 halvdana handgemängsscener och en evighet av ointressanta spionfasoner däremellan.

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  • Carl

    ★★★ Watched by Carl 08 Mar, 2016

    Watching Donnie Yen channel his inner Bruce lee was awesome.

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  • Filipe Ferraz

    ★★★★ Watched by Filipe Ferraz 15 Dec, 2015

    Mesmo que muitas lutas não sejam orgânicas a trama do filme (como o ato final), o que sempre considero, quando usado com exagero, um enorme erro para longas do gênero, o diretor Wai-Keing Lau consegue mesclar com bastante inteligência o aspecto histórico é dramático de uma China tomada pela opressão japonesa. O resultado é um grande filme, com cenas de ação bem coreografadas, mas acima de tudo, com um sentimentalismo e desenvolvimento expressivo.

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  • Harris Dang

    ★★ Added by Harris Dang

    Quickie Review

    PROS
    The introductory action sequence is spectacular
    Production values look great (use of the Bodyguards and Assassins set)

    CONS
    Tries to be MANY things, but falls so far off the mark (War film, gangster film, romance film, superhero film, martial arts film etc.)
    The action scenes are too flashy and over-edited and the climax is massively disappointing
    None of the supporting actors are given anything significant to do
    Slow pacing and lazy storytelling bound with plot holes mar…

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  • Joe

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Joe 20 Nov, 2015 2

    That the "Masked Warrior" conceit is essentially abandoned halfway through isn't as much of a disappointment as it might have been, but there's still too much political espionage and patriotism for what this is actually interested in (and excels at): Wet streets and bloody noses. Never really gets better than its opening action sequence, with its acrobatics and outrunning of machine-gun fire, but that's an extremely high bar with plenty of room to limbo under comfortably.

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  • GurrenCharlie

    ★★★★ Added by GurrenCharlie

    Ahhh!! Donnie Yen is the shit!

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  • Audrey Karloff

    ★★★★ Watched by Audrey Karloff 16 Aug, 2015

    Straight-up superhero movie, with Donnie Yen as a sort of Captain China. This and Chow Yun-Fat's The Last Tycoon really make me want to study the history of Shanghai during the Japanese occupation: they're telling the same sort of story, and are set at the same time in the same place, and feature so many characters that are clearly the same but have different names, that I want to find out who was really there and what really went on.

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  • Jeremy Heilman

    ★★½ Watched by Jeremy Heilman 10 Sep, 2010

    Andrew Lau, of Infernal Affairs fame pays tribute to Bruce Lee by reincarnating one of his most memorable characters in the formulaic yet passable The Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen. Donnie Yen, certainly the most prominent Hong Kong action star of the moment, has begun to star in a series of historical films, which consistently feature underdeveloped characters and too few action scenes. Over the last two years, he delivered two films loosely based on the…

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