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Iron Protector (2016)

Chao ji bao biao (original title)
Not Rated | | Action | April 2016 (China)
"The bodyguard" is a mixture of action-packed Kung Fu film and super heroes. Wu-Lin, the protagonist chose the dark path to seek for revenge, and take the law in his own hands. Wu-Lin is ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Michael Wai-Man Chan ... (as Wai-Man Chan)
Collin Chou
Baocheng Jiang Baocheng Jiang
Chang-Hai Li Chang-Hai Li ... Mr. Fu
Yue Song Yue Song ... Wu Lin
Yuzheng Wang Yuzheng Wang ... Mr. Li
Xing Yu ... Jiang Li
Dongmei Xu Dongmei Xu
Li YuFei Li YuFei ... Li FeiFei
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"The bodyguard" is a mixture of action-packed Kung Fu film and super heroes. Wu-Lin, the protagonist chose the dark path to seek for revenge, and take the law in his own hands. Wu-Lin is not just a regular man from the rural village, he is also the Successor of an ancient, once powerful Chinese clan, the "Iron Feet". After the death of the clan master, Wu-Lin left the village and come to the City of Stone-cold to look for his fellow apprentice Jiang Li. He turn out become the bodyguard of Fei-Fei, the daugther of Jia-Shan Li, the richest family in the city. A clash of an unruly rich girl with a rugged and masculin bodyguard, sparks the flame of true love. Wu-Lin soon discovered that a group of mobster led by Jiang Li, attempts to kidnap Fei-Fei. To protect his love one, Wu-Lin forced to fight them alone. Brutally crushed, but Wu-Lin managed to survive, he took off his iron-shoes, and feel the adrenaline rush into his body again. Wu-Lin decided to face the group of mobsters once more, ...

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Yue Song and Sammo Hung both released films titled "The Bodyguard" in 2016, thus making the alternate title of "Super Bodyguard" necessary for the former. However, the title was changed again, this time to "Iron Protector" (2016), for release in North America. See more »

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Hard Action, Top Stunts!
9 November 2016 | by george-844-384633See all my reviews

Look, its not perfect, and no doubt like everyone else you probably hurt from laughing when you saw the trailer while searching for Sammo Hung's film of the same name..?

Fear not though! What The Bodyguard (or Super Bodyguard as some countries are calling it) offers is a very welcome return to the golden age of Hong Kong cinema with newcomer, director and star, Yue Song proving to be a martial arts action hero to keep an eye on.

Story line and the technical side of the film won't win any awards anytime soon, with a predictable tale and odd editing choices, but from the get go The Bodyguard makes you sit up and take notice with its impressive hard hitting, stunt filled fight sequences!

Mostly showcasing the real skills of the actors, we get the odd spat of wire work to enhance (what we soon find out) their kung fu powers but it doesn't take away from the excitement on screen at all.

The stunt work looks painful and amazing, and often reminded me of the Tiger Cage movies, with fight choreography much like that of Donnie Yen's work today.

The always impressive Xing Yu (Wrath of Vajra, Shaolin, Dragon Tiger Gate) gets to let lose more than a few time which is great also!

Yue Song may take a while before being accepted as a HK action star A-lister, but with The Bodyguard, I feel he has channeled the power of Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa in his role and completely delivers 100%. Hell, he does more of his own stuff in this film than Jet Li has done in all of his...

Again, not perfect as a film, but highly recommended if you are a martial arts or action movie fan!


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