• 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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  • vaz

    ★★½ Added by vaz

    Ya se sabe que tiene media estrella de más por el género. A decir verdad esperaba más de esta película. El guión se pisa las patas en todo momento. Es demasiado vertiginosa. No para. A veces incluso cuesta seguir el hilo de la trama y si no conoces más o menos bien la historia de China en las entre guerras la cosa se te hará complicada. También, si como yo, no viste la primera película (aún) se vuelve más difícil.…

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  • JamesLebowski

    ★★★½ Watched by JamesLebowski 03 Aug, 2013

    "Legend Of The Fist: The Return Of Chen Zhen" is both an atmospheric period piece set in japanese occupied Shanghai and a superhero martial arts flim.

    Directed by Andrew Lau, the master behind the original "Infernal Affairs" and starring Donnie Yen who is again responsible for the great choreographies "Legend Of The Fist" has many aces up it's sleeves that will make you love it, but it sadly also features the most shameless racism I've seen in a chinese movie…

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  • Jared Mobarak

    ★★★ Watched by Jared Mobarak 09 Sep, 2010

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  • André "BadSmile" Byman

    ★★★½ Watched by André "BadSmile" Byman 01 May, 2013

    Story was alright, some cliches here and there. Fighting and action was pretty good. The editing sometimes were really weird tho.

    All in all good fun.

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