The literal translation of the title of this movie is: Drunken Master Zhang the third.
There is only one conclusion from this movie: the Chinese government must be desperate. This movie is made one year after the 1989, the year of June 4th incident, and as a result, the Chinese government was condemned internationally. The Chinese government was in desperate need of rally nationalism to support its legitimacy, and this movie was one of its pathetic results.
The plot is fabricated by altering the truth. For example, the protagonist, the martial arts master specialized in the form of Drunken Fists, although discontent with the corrupted regime, was a loyal army officer and in reality, he actually obeyed the imperial order of staying in the capital and helped the foreigners to restore orders. It was not until 1911 when he was finally fed up with the corrupted regime and joined the Dr. Yat-Sen Sun's revolution to overthrow the corrupted regime.
However, the 1911's revolution was Chinese against Chinese, a regime change, and it would be much better to rally nationalistic feelings if the situation was Chinese against foreign invaders, so the history was changed in this movie to what it is now. A good example of governmental censorship at work.
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