A spoof of the legendary martial arts icon Wong Fei-Hung, this action comedy finds Fei-Hung (Alan Tam) being challenged to duels by the crafty Ken Shek (Tony Leung Ka Fai). However, ...
See full summary »
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... See full summary »
Brand new epic adventure set during a tumultuous time in China, when left without a leader, the cavalry is attacked by the powerful allies and pirate bands. A martial arts master, Wong ... See full summary »
In the sequel to the Tsui Hark classic, Wong Fei-Hung faces The White Lotus society, a fanatical cult seeking to drive the Europeans out of China through violence, even attacking Chinese ... See full summary »
Valentino is a mediocre con artist who crosses paths with Kwan, a fellow con artist. Together, they impersonate various people and create numerous schemes to make money. Meanwhile, gangsters are making a scheme of their own.
A spoof of the legendary martial arts icon Wong Fei-Hung, this action comedy finds Fei-Hung (Alan Tam) being challenged to duels by the crafty Ken Shek (Tony Leung Ka Fai). However, Fei-Hung is actually a cook and has not mastered any martial arts move and, therefore, relies on his "disciples" Porky Wing (Eric Tsang), Leung Foon (Simon Yam) and So (Man Tat Ng) to train him. Meanwhile, Shek has purchased opium from shady businessman Indiana Jones (Paul Fonoroff) and plans to rule the town with the profits he gained from selling the drug.Written by
It isn't very often that I see a good HK parody. The main character, Wong Fei-Hung is a no-talent martial artist who's secret is kept by his 3 servants who promised Fei-Hung's father that they'd teach him in the ways of Martial Arts, Medicine, and Love Making, all of which have failed miserably. To add to this misfortune, Fei-Hung's arch nemesis "Bad Egg" Ken Shek is plotting to defeat Fei-Hung, the only thing holding him back is his fear of the "No-Shadow" kick, that has a reputation of defeating any enemy.
The show itself is a blend of some western humor as well as the obvious Once Upon a Time in China references. The english title for this movie is aptly named "Once Upon a Time a Hero in China." The slapstick humor and parodies of several familiar characters made this movie worth watching over and over again. If you can get your hands on it. I'd suggest buying it.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this