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A year after training young Jackie Chan in the Drunken Fist, Sam the Seed discovers he has a son, Foggy. He tries to train Foggy but to no avail. Foggy is then trained in Drunken Fist from his uncle as he must face his father's rival, Rubber Legs, another Drunken Fist master who combines it with Mantis Fist to create a deadly style. Written by
Yuen Woo Ping's own first sequel to the legendary Jackie Chan film, Drunken Master, presents us with something of a puzzle.
Yuen is the son of Simon Yuen, who here re-creates his Drunken Master role of Sam the Seed. Returning home after many years, Sam discovers that his wife has adopted a rather good-natured but dim-witted young man who, of course, wants to learn drunken boxing from his adoptive father. Unfortunately, he can't hold his liquor, so the old man tortures him to convince him to give up on drunken boxing. After the old man is injured in a fight, the young man learns a different fighting style from a former fellow-student of Sam's, and... well, the rest is kung-fu.
What is problematic here is that in all the films Yuen worked with his father, the young man learning from the master is seriously tortured by the older man. In other words, Yuen uses these films to work out some real, deep-seated psychological angst about his father, who happens to be the very actor playing all these sadistic father-figures! There is a lesser known Yuen film hanging around somewhere called "Secret Master", which appears to be about the Yuen family itself, back at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. In that film we find once again this theme of the cruel father and the son (who would be the father of Simon Yuen, if this reading is correct) who overcomes parental disapproval to become the better fighter anyway.
Yuen Woo Ping has continued to explore this theme, by the way, throughout his career. The Yuen family doesn't appear to have ever been a happy household.
Nonetheless, they sure know how to make great kung-fu films. There are decided weaknesses in this film - it doesn't hold together well as a single, developing narrative. But the acting is generally solid, the humor is still pretty likable, and the fight sequences are generally superb, with very little special effects.
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