The Invincible Kung Fu Legs (1980)

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Tan, a Northern Chinese kung fu expert, kills a man using his lethal bootwork in self defense. He is then hired to train a bratty princess and her servant in kung fu. In the meantime, the ... See full summary »


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25 June 2006 | Space_Mafune
5
| Surprisingly good plot but lacks realism in terms of fighting.
Tan, said to be the best Chinese Kung Fu fighter from the North, accidentally kills a challenger using his lethal kicks as a form of self-defense against an attacker with murderous intentions. Shortly thereafter, he is contacted by the lord of a noble house to train his mischievous, bratty daughter and her somewhat foolish servant friend. Meanwhile, the brother of the man Tan accidentally killed is searching for him determined to gain revenge, brutally attacking any and all who oppose him along the way.

This film mostly teaches the benefits of and the values learned from the hard work that goes into proper Kung Fu training. It uses the example of the stubborn daughter and her dim-witted servant to get across the type of trouble one not knowing proper Kung Fu can get himself or herself into. It all remains in good fun for the most part and, while the comic-relief servant does tend to become rather annoying, it ultimately does teach viewers a valuable lesson. It's only when the brother seeking vengeance becomes a focus of the plot late in the film that things take on a more serious, bloody tone.

The problem with the latter-half of the film is it's much too obvious in most scenes that blows are not actually landed and therefore the film lacks the necessary illusion of realism when it comes time for the climactic showdown.

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Genres

Action | Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

1980

Language

Mandarin


Country of Origin

Taiwan, Hong Kong

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