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True Legend (2010)

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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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Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
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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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9 February 2010 (China)  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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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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Caricatures, dissonance, and CGI
1 April 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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