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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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It's enjoyable, but not as good as previous martial art flicks. 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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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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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 »
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References Batman Begins (2005)See more »

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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
It's enjoyable, but not as good as previous martial art flicks., 12 October 2010
Author: Prince AJB

Previously this year, there were "True Legend", "14 Blades", "The Legend is Born: Ip Man" and the breathtaking "Ip Man 2". They have been well- made and enjoyable. September brings up another Donnie Yen flick: "Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen".

The movie was actually not bad at all. The acting was not really bad at all and everything was fine. But, why a 6?

First, unlike "Ip Man 2", the movie didn't get to roam many places as the setting like previous martial art flicks. Instead, most of the movie or at least 85% of the movie took place in a club. That made the movie look pretty dull and boring. I just wanted more locations and explore more of Chen Zhen's world rather than staying in a club doing nothing; in the club, there were only some non-action stuff and they were boring.

Secondly, the climactic moment. What the hell happened to Chen Zhen. It's just so strange if you watch the climactic scene. In other words, you're facing a tough enemy and you didn't even get to hit him once in the first round. Suddenly, you rose and the enemy didn't get to hit you once. So "what the hell happened". It's just perfectly shot in the first part and it just suddenly drops in the second round.

Thirdly, why did Donnie Yen do the signature "haya" noises of Bruce Lee. I didn't hear any of those noises in the first movie. What happened to Chen Zhen? It's just so bizarre and unnecessary.

For the others, they were fine. The music was satisfying enough to raise suspense for the movie and the action scenes were perfectly directed. Nothing wrong with the others.

However, the movie does show quite some semi-nude scenes which were pretty disturbing. Compared to "Ip Man 2", "Chen Zhen" has bloodier action scenes.

Overall, the martial action movie was enjoyable and worth to be watched. Only those three things spoil the enjoyment of the film.

Prince AJB's rating: 6/10 or 60%

Thanks for reading my review and hope it is useful.

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