In this television series adaptation of the Bruce Lee movie, Chen Zhen is a young farmer whose family has been killed by thieves. Along with his sister, he goes to Shanghai to find a way to... See full summary »
In this television series adaptation of the Bruce Lee movie, Chen Zhen is a young farmer whose family has been killed by thieves. Along with his sister, he goes to Shanghai to find a way to rebuild his land. However, it is not long before he gets into trouble with a local gang and because of his kung fu skills, ends up joining the gang. It is not long before Chen meets Master Fok Yuen-Gaap, the man who changes Chen Zhen's life. Chen joins Fok's school, falls for a Japanese woman, and fights to keep the honor of the school, all while the Japanese have taken over the territory in pre-World War II Shanghai. Written by
As a fan on Donnie Yen and Bruce Lee , I had high hopes for this movie. Instead I got a Chinese kung fu soap opera which only slightly followed the Bruce Lee classic. Yen seems to be playing Bruce Lee playing Chen Jen , not Donnie Yen playing Chen Jen. He even does the howling that Lee was famous for. I would have rather have seen Yen play the role in a new way and use his own style martial arts instead of striking the same poses as Lee did.
At first I had a problem with the way the film looked (seemed like TV). Then I found out it was a TV series,OK that's fine. Second, the fight scenes were poorly filmed (most of the movie was poorly filmed). Next the fights sucked. I have seen many martial arts films and have studied martial arts for many years and know good fight scenes. I was shocked to see Yen choreographed the fights. After seeing Iron Monkey, BladeII, and Highlander:Endgame which Yen choreographed as well and were awsome. What the hell happened Donnie?
Can anybody tell me way the love interest Yumi(Japaese) dresses in Chinese clothes the first half of the movie and Japanese the second half? I mean first she loves Yen then his rivel then Yen again.This is what I mean by "soap opera". According to IMDB Yen also directed and edited this film too. Donnie,why?
I thought a remake of a Bruce Lee movie was a cool idea. Maybe I way mistaken. Even with all this I think Donnie Yen has a future as an action movie star. He has a better look than Jet Li and I look forward to his next movie.
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