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...
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Two friends, ex Shaolin monks, part ways as they brush with the ongoing rebellion against the government. The ambitious one rises up to be a powerful military commander, while his betrayed friend resorts to learn the calm ways of Tai Chi.
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.
Wing Chun, a woman living in a remote village often pillaged by robbers. When Wing Chun finally loses her cool and defeats them, her heroic actions stir up even more trouble in this ... See full summary »
A martial artist/doctor steals from the corrupt authorities as a masked thief to give to the poor while another martial artist/doctor is forced to hunt him down. But a major threat unites them as a powerful and traitorous shaolin monk takes over the authorities.
Action-packed as usual with Donnie Yen kicking his adversaries in the role of "Beggar Su". Basic plot revolves around a young Beggar Su getting addicted to opium and manipulated by a ... See full summary »
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
True Legend tells the story of Su Can (Vincent Zhao), who turns down a position to become governor after rescuing his lord. Instead, he decides to pursue enlightenment through martial arts, leaving the opportunity to his brother in-law, Yuan (Andy Oh). After assuming the role of governor, Yuan returns home, seeking revenge on Su Can's father.
Woo-ping Yuen returns to the role of director in this meandering movie. True Legend neither has a sensible storyline, nor particularly stunning action scenes. Furthermore, the combination of martial arts with a CGI backdrop creates a dissonant mess, obscuring the true performance skills of Vincent Zhao that was evident in Once Upon a Time in China. True Legend pales in comparison to memorable fighting scenes and seamless storyline of movies like Ip Man. Finally, with such a caricature enemy as Yuan, who has sewn armor to his skin and unleashes venom for his ultimate attack movie, True Legend does not do justice to the martial arts film genre.
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