Tuesday, September 21, 2010

all that and then some...

Donny Yen's follow up to the original masterpiece. This one also stars Sammo Hung as a Hung Gar master. Rival schools, East vs West, and inspiration storylines vault this flick into instant classic territory.

Plus - don't miss the special guest Philip Kwok (lizard from venoms), in a fight with our hero.

my drunken style...

You need to see this movie, right now.

Monday, September 13, 2010

how NOT to make a chinese boxing flick...

wire fu is the antithesis of visceral kung fu action
hyped up as on par with kill bill
bland characters
suffers from perfume commercial syndrome - pretty but pretentious
no soul to this movie
lacks originality ie. contains no "wow factor"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chinese Boxing Flicks


Bodyguards and Assassins is Chinese cinema at it's finest. Fine acting, smart writing, brilliant pacing and amazing sets vault this flick far above mere kung fu action movie. You will likely remember the various characters long after seeing the movie. Wang Xueqi tops the cast as a businessman turned revolutionary. This film puts Hollywood's output of late to real shame.

Ip Man, with megastar Donny Yen, is more of a straight Kung Fu flick. Biopic of Wing Chun grandmaster who was Bruce Lee's onetime sifu. Rivals Jet Li's Fist of Legend for pure "fu" entertainment.