Fist of Legend ★★★★

Fist of Legend is a remake of Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury, but takes that already surprisingly complex story and replaces Lee's strident anger with several new layers of conflict and thoughtfulness.

Jet Li gives the best of his performances that I've seen, finally freed from playing a sanctified historical figures and allowed to express some emotion, doubt and confusion.

The fight between Li and Yasuaki Kurata is a rare case in which the core tension is not wanting either party to lose. Wonderful stuff.

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