True Legend (2010)
"Su Qi-er" (original title)

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Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Su Can / Su Qi-Er (as Vincent Zhao)
Xiaodong Guo ...
Colonel Ma
God of Wushu / Drunken God
Dr. Yu
Old Sage (as Gordon Liu)
Ka-Yan Leung ...
Imperial Prince
Ni Yan ...
Bar Owner
Will Liu ...
Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
Luxia Jiang ...


Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Aided by the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage," Su masters the art of Drunken Boxing, and embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars." Written by Sam Sung-Sang

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Somewhat disheartening
25 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woo-Ping Yuen is one of the most well respected martial arts directors around with films like Snake In the Eagle's Shadow, Drunken Master, and Iron Monkey in his résumé, just to name a few. True Legend is his first feature film since Iron Monkey 2 in 1996 and while the fight choreography is up to Yuen's standards, everything else is pretty sloppy. All of the film's strengths, which mostly lie in the action sequences, suffer from the use of almost ridiculous looking CGI at times. The story is incredibly anticlimactic from the get go while the film goes on way too long with the last forty minutes or so being completely pointless to the rest of the story. True Legend is still worth seeing for martial arts fanatics, but enthusiasts who are familiar with Yuen's previous work will more than likely leave somewhat disappointed.

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