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Donnie Yen (Iron Monkey, Wing Chun) returns in this semi-sequel to the martial arts masterpiece. This time, Donnie takes on the persona of the legendary Iron Monkey, as he fights corrupt warlords in war-torn China.
Iron is the son of a rebel leader, but prefers to spend his days gambling and getting into fights. When his father's group is arrested and executed, Iron is forced to flee and hide in the woods as a beggar and thief. After being taken in by a Shaolin monastery and trained in the art of Monkey-Style Kung Fu, Iron vows to hunt down his father's killer and avenge his death. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
A very good Kung Fu movie with a distinctive style
Fans of Sonny Chiba and Bruce Lee may not find this movie to be their pride and joy, but will probably find it enjoyable nevertheless. Iron Monkey is set in Manchuria, and is made by Eastern Heroes Video Company. This fact alone would turn me off from the movie, because of the extremely conservative fight scenes (no decapitation). There is no gore, unlike the Street Fighter, and there is not that certain charm that Bruce Lee gives to his films. But somehow this film was able to please me through many well done fight sequences and a strong ending.
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