Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... See full summary »
A man treated like a dog and raised as a fighting machine his entire life, ends up in a coma and is taken in the care of good people, but his sinister owner is looking to retrieve his most prized possession: a non stop human weapon triggered by the collar leashed on his neck. Written by
When I first saw the preview for this movie I was excited. But not because it looked like a stellar movie, I just like Jet Li. I am a huge fan of martial arts movies. I like them all from Seven Samurai to your comedic Jackie Chan movie. When I left this movie I was even more excited. Not only were the fight scenes unbelievably intense and well coordinated, but the acting was quite good. Of course Morgan Freeman was great, as in every movie. But the nod has to go to Jet Li for his performance as Danny the Dog. I knew he could fight but this movie elevated him to an actor in my book, and not just a martial artist. His transformation from an animal to human was acted with a certain finesse that you expect from a good movie. The characters were well written and well acted all around. The bad guys were creepy, Jet Li was believable, and they had Morgan Freeman to lead the movie in to excellence. My vote see it, and watch it more than once to see all the aspects of the movie.
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