29 July 2003 | longhairhomie
praise be to gung fu techniques
this is for the action.not acting.i know people make fun of the "praise be to buddah" thing but seriously though.the fighting techniques are to be appreciated and maybe even studied if your into martial arts.these monks devote their entire lives to this supreme regimen and style that they incorporate.the weapons fighting is classical ancient style.just like in the ancient battles of the far east. i was mesmerized and i admit to having a few laughs but it was'nt in laughing at the movie.it was rather the type that i do at seeing something so awesome it astounds me to the point of laughing. it was extremely serious.not an upbeat type of flick that you'd expect in the karate kid tradition.no charasmatic characters either. the acting of course is going to seem subpar to many but this is what it's really about when it comes to hard core martial artistry.it's not about having all this plot and drama.i know this explanation is cliche but this is the shaw brothers/wu tang series.it's about all out no nonsense and no show off cry babies.these intricit techniques are to be appreciated and learned from.this is'nt about learning to be an actor.it's more about learning to be a real warrior. rating. 8/10.