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Exciting surreal king fu classic using personifications
This is one of the more exciting Kung Fu movies. There is plenty of surreal (obviously unbelievable) action, and good directing. It takes a few twists, including the changing over of point of view in the process of the movie. This means we begin with one character, token Western character Marco Polo, and then later shifting to the viewpoints of four rebels against Khan. As in most Kung Fu movies, the fighting is comically surreal, but in this case the four assassins are obviously personifications of different types of a suppressed people. They achieve their pugilistic ability by being coached into hard work which makes them stronger. This said, the characters exhibit great charisma, and the viewer feels with them.
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