Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »
A near retired inspector and his unit are willing to put down a crime boss at all costs while dealing with his replacement, who is getting in their way. Meanwhile, the crime boss sends his top henchmen to put an end to their dirty schemes.
In 1905, revolutionist Sun Yat-Sen visits Hong Kong to discuss plans with Tongmenghui members to overthrow the Qing dynasty. But when they find out that assassins have been sent to kill him, they assemble a group of protectors to prevent any attacks.
A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
The story of legendary Guan Yu crossing five passes & slaying six generals. He played a major role in the civil war that led to the collapse of Han Dynasty & the establishment of Shu Han of the 3 Kingdoms, making Liu Bei its first emperor.
If there was a kung-fu action movie that brought best elements from everywhere including actors of old and new, settings of old and new, cinematography of old and new this one is it !
The way the actions are framed, and the way the actors play their role is superb in this movie. This movie also sees the younger Gen Y-Not actors (those who were born after 1980) coming of age, and their martial arts skills are fresh and different from the ones performed by the old guards of kung-fu cinema.
Actually I've never seen a movie that has scenes like this one. It's little bit surreal and has a wide open feel to it which made me like this movie even more. I hope HK cinema will continue with this type of experimentation in its visual dynamics.
Future is bright for HK cinema if they can continue to come up with movies like this one.
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