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True Legend (2010)

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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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Su Can / Su Qi-Er (as Vincent Zhao)
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Xiaodong Guo ...
Colonel Ma
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God of Wushu / Drunken God
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Dr. Yu
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Anthony
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Old Sage (as Gordon Liu)
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Imperial Prince
Ni Yan ...
Bar Owner
Will Liu ...
Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
Luxia Jiang ...
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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 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. Suffering from visions that he aided in his training by two of the "Eight Immortals" in the form of the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage" master of Drunken Boxing. He 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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Rated R for sequences of battle violence and brutal fighting | See all certifications »

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Su Can: I can not even hold a bowl of rice, how can I save your son?
Yuan Ying: You can not accept that you are defeated, you now have two opponents.
Su Can: I am a disabled.
Yuan Ying: No, you're not disabled. You always searching for a worthy opponent. Now you have found two: Yuan and yourself.
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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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