True Legend (2010)

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Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his... See full summary »


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13 September 2010 | siderite
7
| Fun kung-fu wire movie, with an epic twist
This Chinese general guy has it all. He has a wife (albeit a rather ugly one) and a child that he loves, he is a great wushu fighter and a general respected by all. Even the emperor likes him and offers him a governorship. But he wants peace and quiet with the family, so he retires.

And so the troubles begin. Everybody comes to beat him up and they usually manage to do it quite badly. People that he loves are hurt or die. He loses himself to alcohol and madness. However, he overcomes all and wins the day, even against honorless European wrestlers that like to kill Chinese fighters for fun. (doesn't this ever get old in Asia?)

The fighting scenes were really good, so as a kung-fu movie I have to rate it high. Everything else kind of sucked, though. The actors played badly, especially the obnoxious little kid that never dies! The music is filled with Chinese violins trying to inspire some emotion, but only managing exasperation. And all the characters are damn ugly and utterly annoying. You may not believe me, considering Michelle Yeoh is in the cast, but she has the shortest of roles.

Bottom line: a stupid roughneck goes through life brawling, getting drunk, hurting the woman that loves him and the child she begot, wallows in self pity, then brawls again. Not to fun, if you think about it, except the fighting scenes were well done.

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