Martial Arts of Shaolin ★★½

Of interest for the early Jet Li performance and the location shooting in China. A glimpse of things to come in the move out of the Shaws studios and into the big varied world. Lau Kar-leung keeps putting Li in costumes (a monk, a lion, a woman), as if he's not sure where his persona lies and is just trying stuff out. There was always a vagueness to Jet Li. The script lets everyone down: rote and a little dumb.

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