Tag Archives: Jet Li

Cinema-Maniac: Jet Li’s Fearless (Huo yuanjia) (2006) Review

It seems that almost every Chinese good Chinese star that goes to Hollywood lack the success they did in there home country. Thankfully Jet Li made another traditional martial art that is spectacular.

This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. It’s does it job at entertaining, but I personally feel it lacks the emotional attachment to our hero is missing. The action is great and superbly filmed.

Not much I can say about this movie personally, but I think you should check it out.

8/10

Cinema-Maniac: Fist of Legend (Jing wu ying xiong) (1994) Review

The classic Bruce Lee film, The Chinese Connection (1972), Bruce portrayed the character of Chen Zhen so amazingly that the character had an impact on the media. Since 1972, Chen Zhen has become the subject of numerous films and television series. Of course, no one can out do Bruce Lee legendary performance, but Jet Li comes pretty damn close to doing that.

If you haven’t seen the Chinese Connection (shame on you), here the overall plot without any spoilers. Chen Zhen fights to salvage Jingwu School’s reputation after the death of Huo Yuanjia. There’s more to it, but I don’t want to ruin anything as the story is well paced knowing when to bring in the action scenes (all well done and filmed) and dramatic scene that are actually entertaining unlike many action movies.

I love the hell out of this movie, if you like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies, you should check this out. If you don’t like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, for some reason, you should still check this.

10/10