Category: Martial Art

Posted in Action / Aventure Martial Art

The Accidental Spy 2001: A competent, entertaining action-adventure film from Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan’s 2001 film is a competent, entertaining action-adventure film, but ultimately a poor Jackie Chan movie. It’s still worth seeing, but after Project A, Police Story or Supercop, The…

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Call of Heroes 2016: A Hong Kong martial arts movie with a lot of big stars

Enjoyable period film from Benny Chan with big stars, terrific action sequences and a ridiculously over-the-top performance from Louis Koo. As current Hong Kong Cinema…

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Saving General Yang 2013: The film is an actual legendary one in China

Saving General Yang is a rushed gory and glory macho men on-a-mission movie that is held back by hokey stodgy tedium and as a result…

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Fist of Legend 1994: Jet Li played as Chen Zhen

Gordon Chan’s popular remake of Bruce Lee’s classic Fist of Fury casts Jet Li in the shadow of Bruce. While studying in Japan, Chen Zhen…

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Once Upon a Time in China Review: The film provides terrific action sequences and a healthy history lesson

Required viewing for any Hong Kong Cinema fan. While long-winded and overstuffed. The film still provides terrific action sequences and a healthy history lesson. Once…

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Iceman 2 Review: A live-action martial arts with Donnie Yen as General He Ying in the leading role

Iceman 2: The Time Traveler (2018), directed by Raymond Yip. This is a live-action martial arts science-fiction film. Starring Hong Kong superstar Donnie Yen as…

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Beyond Skyline Review: The Movie is Entirely Awesome

Space aliens invade Earth once more, raining down terror and elements from prior sci-fi movies. I’ll see if I can get through this without laughing,…

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The Lost Bladesman Review: Donnie Yen in a pseudo-historical blockbuster

Felix Chong and Alan Mak wrote and directed the martial arts film. Starring Donnie Yen and Jiang Wen. Udine, Italy – The martial prowess of…

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Legend of the Fist Review: Flashy and fun, and a nifty showcase for Donnie Yen

Chen Zhen is a fictional hero of China who fought to drive out the Japanese during a time period between WW I and WWII. A…

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Not enough of Jackie Chan in The Knight Of Shadows: Between Yin And Yang

The story: The boundary between the world of humans and monsters has collapsed. And hordes of demons are pouring into the human realm. A legendary…

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