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21 September 2010 (China) See more »
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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 nominations See more »
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Review: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
 (From Slackerwood. 28 April 2011, 11:30 AM, PDT)

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What should have been fun wasn't See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Donnie Yen ... Chen Zhen

Qi Shu ... Fang Qing

Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Liu Yutian

Bo Huang ... Inspector Huang Hao Long
Ryu Kohata ... Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi

Siyan Huo ... Vivian
Zhou Yang ... Qi Zhi-Shan

Shawn Yue ... General Zeng

Yasuaki Kurata ... Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
Akira ... Sasaki Chikaraishi
Yue Ma ... General Zhou
Jiajia Chen ... Huang Lan
Songwen Zhang ... Wen-Zai
Ikki Funaki
Gregory Wong (as Wong Chung Yiu)
Tian Gao

Xi Lai (as Lai Xi)
Chi Miao
Xiaolei Huang
Zhang Huei
Yi-Yao Xia
Minowa Yasufumi

Su Ma ... General Zhou's Wife
Jessie Zhou Hong ... Concubine
Shan-Shan Hu
Wang Feng
Huai-Yu Zhang
Tao Liu
Huang Chen
Zhi-Hong Zhang
Yu Mu-Zi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Ahlstrom ... American Soldier

Karl Dominik ... Vincent
Shi Feng

Tony Ho

Xiaolin Lü ... Qiuting
Wong San
Jan-To Tam ... Fighter in dojo
Kenji Tanigaki ... Gangster / Fighter in dojo
Lau Tou
Chris Tsui ... Chris
Yale Varty ... American Soldier
Zhou Wang
Li Xiao-Lin ... Qiu Ting
Hua Yan ... Fighter in dojo

Directed by
Wai-Keung Lau  (as Andrew Lau)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gordon Chan  screenplay
Chi-Sing Cheung 
Koon-nam Lui 
Frankie Tam 

Produced by
Gordon Chan .... producer
Ellen Chang .... co-producer
Paul Cheng .... co-producer
Siu Kin Cheung .... associate producer
Man Kei Chin .... associate producer
John Chong .... executive producer
Lorraine Ho .... co-producer
Peter Lam .... executive producer
Wai-Keung Lau .... producer
Zhong-lun Ren .... executive producer
Chang-tian Wang .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kwong Wing Chan 
 
Cinematography by
Wai-Keung Lau (director of photography) (as Andrew Lau)
Man-Ching Ng (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Wai Chiu Chung  (as Azrael Chung)
 
Production Design by
Tsz Fung Li  (as Tze Fung Li)
 
Art Direction by
Che Kiu Lam  (as Eric Lam)
 
Costume Design by
Dora Ng 
 
Makeup Department
Maggie Choy .... makeup artist
Wai Hing Lau .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Paul Au .... production manager
Mok Fung Yee .... assistant production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wing-Leung Fong .... second assistant director
Yiu-Leung Ho .... third assistant director
Cindy Yu .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Little B. .... production draughtsman
Lam Jan-Yiu .... props
Wai Kin Lam .... property master
Hay Man .... production signage
Kin Hung Wong .... props
Yu Chung Wong .... props
Sai Yan Yeung .... props
 
Sound Department
Kinson Tsang .... sound editor
Kinson Tsang .... supervising sound designer
 
Visual Effects by
Siu Fu Ma .... compositor
Edward Pak .... compositor
Victor Wong .... visual effects supervisor
Yak Hong Yung .... lighting supervisor
 
Stunts
Jan-To Tam .... action choreographer
Kenji Tanigaki .... action choreographer
Hua Yan .... action choreographer
Donnie Yen .... action director
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yiu Ming Chan .... assistant camera
Hang Chen .... film loader: shanghai unit
Yuk-Chuen Cheung .... gaffer
Wai Shing Fan .... assistant lighting
Jun Fu .... still photographer
Siu Ching Ip .... cinematographer: second unit
Siu Ching Ip .... gaffer (as Jai Ip)
Billy Ko .... assistant camera
Xiaodong Liu .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Chengli Long .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Chenghui Tang .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Jiangping Xiang .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Liming Yang .... lead gaffer: shanghai unit
Tao Yang .... electrician
Tao Yu .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Youguan Zhao .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
Shenglong Zhou .... assistant lighting: shanghai unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bosheng Jiang .... tailor
Linzhen Ni .... production seamstress
Xinfeng Wu .... production seamstress
Gangying Xi .... laundry
 
Editorial Department
Stéphane Ma .... assistant colorist (as Stephane Ma)
 
Other crew
He Cheng .... translator: japanese
Siu Kin Cheung .... planner
Man Kei Chin .... production advisor
Yongmei Duanmu .... cashier
Tony Ho .... dance instructor
Hao Huang .... script supervisor
Peter Lam .... presenter
Nan Si-Wan Leung .... dance instructor
Wei Li .... continuity
Amy Liu .... finance
Kam-Ku Luk .... production assistant
Ronghao Ma .... continuity
Weichiao Ren .... continuity
Zhong-lun Ren .... presenter
Qi Shen .... caterer
Leo Sze .... production accountant
Chang-tian Wang .... presenter (as Changtian Wang)
Zhenxing Wang .... parking manager
Long Wu .... continuity
Chunlong Xiao .... cashier
Ying Xu .... physician
Haixue Yin .... continuity
Guoqiang Yu .... continuity
Bingbing Zhai .... continuity
Peng Zhao .... adminstrative assistant: shanghai unit
Leilei Zheng .... continuity
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen" - Hong Kong (original title)
"Chen Zhen: The Turbulence of Jing Wu" - International (English title) (literal English title)
"Legend of the Fist" - International (English title) (short title)
"The Legend of Chen Zhen" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language
Runtime:
106 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This film features two actors to portray Ip Man. Donnie Yen playing Ip Man in the trilogy and Anthony Chau-Sang Wong in Ip Man: The Final fight.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: The motorcycle is a Chinese made Chang Jiang which is a copy of a pre-WWII German BMW. This particular motorcycle had directional lights which war era bikes did not have and was manufactured in the mid to late 1990s.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Green Hornet" (1966)See more »

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
What should have been fun wasn't, 11 April 2011
Author: andrew-hernandez from Phoenix, AZ

Ip Man was an uplifting movie that showed how the spirit of martial arts and national pride overcame oppression from the Japanese military. Legend of The Fist on the other hand is an ugly, mean spirited mess.

A historical drama like Farewell My Concubine or John Rabe is suited for dealing with heavy subject matter like the Japanese occupation of China. Not a movie marketed as a martial arts extravaganza. Especially when the first action scene shows Donnie Yen defeating German Soldiers with the precision of Spider-Man and Daredevil. He pretty much demonstrates that he could end World War I by himself.

I would have been fine with more of that. But the focus of the movie is not on the action scenes or Donnie's crusade against the Japanese military. The main focus is how evil the Japanese military is, and what atrocities they commit. Thankfully it's not as detailed as say Schindler's List, but it's shoved in the viewers face nonetheless.

There are a ton of subplots which also get in the way and ruin the narrative.

Certain characters are also poorly written despite the best efforts of the actors portraying them. They exhibit traitorous behavior but then go back and fourth in their alignment, so it's hard to sympathize with or hate them.

One of the characters even gets raped just to tastelessly move the plot forward and motivate revenge. It comes across as very cheap and does not make the viewer want the hero to beat the bad guys.

If Ip Man could be a good drama with appropriately placed action scenes, why not this movie?

On a 1 to 5 scale, it deserves a 1.

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