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Ying han (2008)

Lao San is a young veteran high in Kungfu power but low in intelligence. After landing on a job as a body guard for a wealthy antique collector, Lao San finds out his boss's plot to rob the National Art Museum.

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Sheng Ding

Writer:

Jing Wong
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Credited cast:
Ye Liu ... Lao San
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Dragon
Yong You Yong You ... Captain Jiang
Honglei Sun
Rongguang Yu ... Navy officer
Yang Liu Yang Liu ... Daffodil
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hua Cao Hua Cao ... Wanted man
Ellen Chan ... Nancy
Steven Jiang ... Xiao Hai
Jingwu Ma Jingwu Ma
Otto Wong Otto Wong
Hong-Tao Zheng Hong-Tao Zheng ... Smile
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Lao san is a highly motivated navy man. In saving a friend from drowning he suffers hypoxia. The lack of oxygen causes permanent brain damage and he is no longer able to function to a normal level of intelligence. After being discharged from the navy he remains caught obsessively in the training he received. With only a young deaf boy for a friend he moves around the city fighting crime and trying to teach petty thieves the simple lessons of right and wrong using his martial arts background. Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

2008 (Hong Kong) See more »

Also Known As:

Underdog Knight See more »

Filming Locations:

Qing Dao, China

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CNY 750,000,000 (estimated)
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Ye Liu gained 40 pounds for the role of Lao San by body training and extra protein intake. See more »

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A little too predictable
6 January 2009 | by ShawnInNJSee all my reviews

The premise of the movie is a brain-damaged veteran who fights crime, drinks a lot of water, and constantly recites military jargon. The plot moves in predictable paces toward the expected conclusion, eventually focused on an antique spear on display in the National Art Museum, which is the target of the villains who intended to steal it. The chef villain (leader of the gang) is rather likable, manipulative/deceptive, intelligent, and seemed to go out of his way to avoid killing. That is contrasted by the hero who is mentally slow, have a somewhat confusing relationship with a love interest, and he seeks out crime and criminals to fight/punish.

The problem with this movie is the predictability of it. There was never any suspense on what is going to happen. The love interest angle was underdeveloped and uninteresting. The film seemed to start to explore the duality of crime & vigilantism but didn't follow through. The martial arts fight scenes attempted some level of realism, but they are nothing original and became repetitive after awhile. Overall it isn't a bad movie but it fails at creating an original plot after creating a very original hero.


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