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Kung Fu Jungle (2014)

Yi ge ren de wu lin (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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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.

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Teddy Chan

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Teddy Chan (original story), Ho Leung Lau (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Hahou Mo
Baoqiang Wang ... Fung Yu-Sau
Charlie Yeung ... Luk Yuen-Sum
Bing Bai ... Sinn Ying (as Michelle Bai)
Alex Fong ... Chief Inspector Lam
Siu-Wong Fan ... Hung Yip (as Louis Fan)
Xing Yu ... Tam King-Yiu (as Yanneng Shi)
David Chiang ... Chan Pak-Kwong (as John Chiang)
Kang Yu Kang Yu ... Wong Chit
Steve Chan Steve Chan ... Duty officer A
Hoi Mang ... Hunan gangs leader
Wai-Fai Wong Wai-Fai Wong ... Duty officer B
Bey Logan ... K-1 Kickboxer (Hahou's victim)
Apple Chau Apple Chau ... Identification Bureau officer
Andrew Lau ... Y.T.M. District officer
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Storyline

A vicious killer named Fung goes around Hong Kong killing top martial arts exponents and leaving a secret weapon called the Moonshadow as his calling card. When a convicted killer and kung fu expert named Ha - formerly working as a martial arts instructor before accidentally killing a man and being imprisoned and convicted for the crime he didn't intend to do - hears of this, he offers to help the police catch the killer in return for his freedom. With Ha's help, the police realize from the chronological order of the victims that the killer is targeting his victims, all top masters in their respective martial arts style, and following a martial code of training. After a close encounter with Fung, Ha suddenly disappears and the police begin to suspect the worse: that the two are accomplices and Fung was the bait to help spring Ha from jail. But Ha has actually gone back to his home in Foshan to find out more about the mysterious calling card. While doing so, he discovers the killer's ... Written by DOK

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Nobody's going down without a fight

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kung Fu Jungle See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$58,664, 26 April 2015

Gross USA:

$129,784

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,070,765
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2.35 : 1
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Don't look for a fight, it will find you...
20 June 2016 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Kung Fu Killer" (aka "Yi ge ren de wu lin") is one of the absolute better Donnie Yen movies in years. I had very little expectations to the movie when I sat to watch it, expecting it to be little more than just another tough-guy-beating-up-all-the-bad-guys movies that Donnie Yen usually tends to make. However, I was more than genuinely and pleasantly surprised at the outcome of "Kung Fu Killer".

What makes "Kung Fu Killer" a good movie is a combination of several things, which include the action, the martial arts, the story, the acting, the setting and the atmosphere of the entire movie. I was really enjoying this movie from start to end. As with all Donnie Yen movies, then the martial arts and action sequences are tight, precise and well-choreographed and equally so executed. And I am a sucker for Hong Kong movies, so of course it was a treat to be back on the gritty streets midst worn-down old and sparkly new buildings at the heart of South-East Asia.

Donnie Yen does deliver his usual perfect set of fighting and action skills here in this movie, and he is joined alongside by Baoqiang Wang, whom I don't think I have noticed before. But wow, this guy was also quite amazing, and definitely a name to keep an eye on. There was a good feeling of brutality and honest, hard-hitting fighting throughout the entire movie, without excessive use of Wire Fu. Charlie Yeung also did add a good element to the movie with her acting talent.

The story is about an imprisoned martial arts instructor whom is given a deal to work with the Hong Kong police in order to find and stop a particularly brutal serial killer who is targeting the best of the best of martial artists.

The characters in the movie were a bit square, yes. And by square I mean that they were generic and as you would expect from a movie of this type. Nothing grandiose here or nothing innovative in terms of character building. But that is still alright, because they are enjoyable and well portrayed by the cast hired for the various roles and characters.

It should be said that director Teddy Chan does follow a strict how-to-make-an-action-thriller by the book. And that is one of the downsides to the movie, because it does give it a bit too much of a predictability to it.

If you enjoy Hong Kong cinema, then "Kung Fu Killer" is a definite must watch movie, especially in the latter years. I was quite surprised with how good the movie was, and am pleased to say that Donnie Yen is definitely back in top form. I am rating "Kung Fu Killer" a solid eight out of ten stars.


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