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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (2010)

Jing wu feng yun: Chen Zhen (original title)
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Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious ... See full summary »

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Andrew Lau

Writers:

Gordon Chan (screenplay), Chi-Sing Cheung | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Chen Zhen
Qi Shu ... Fang Qing
Anthony Chau-Sang Wong ... Liu Yutian (as Anthony Wong)
Bo Huang ... Inspector Huang Hao Long
Ryu Kohata Ryu Kohata ... Colonel Takeshi Chikaraishi (as Kohata Ryuichi)
Siyan Huo ... Vivian
Zhou Yang Zhou Yang ... Qi Zhi-Shan
Shawn Yue ... General Zeng
Yasuaki Kurata ... Tsuyoshi Chikaraishi
Akira ... Sasaki Chikaraishi
Yue Ma Yue Ma ... General Zhou
Jiajia Chen Jiajia Chen ... Huang Lan
Songwen Zhang Songwen Zhang ... Wen-Zai
Ikki Funaki Ikki Funaki
Gregory Wong Gregory Wong ... (as Wong Chung Yiu)
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Storyline

Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher's death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese. Written by Kokken Tor

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Action | Drama | History

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, martial arts action and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Hong Kong | China

Release Date:

21 September 2010 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

Legend of the Fist See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,365, 24 April 2011

Gross USA:

$50,433

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,390,678
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film featured two actors who had portrayed Ip Man. Donnie Yen played the character in the "Ip Man" trilogy and Anthony Chau-Sang Wong played him in Ip Man: The Final Fight (2013). See more »

Goofs

The motorcycle is a Chinese made Chang Jiang which is a copy of a pre-WWII German BMW. This particular motorcycle had directional lights which war era bikes did not have and was manufactured in the mid to late 1990s. See more »

Connections

Version of Fist of Fury (1995) See more »

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Habanera from 'Carmen'
By Georges Bizet
Performed by Qi Shu
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Very messy narrative saved by explosive Donny Yen action scenes
25 November 2010 | by theycallmemrglassSee all my reviews

Saw this at London preview.

This is a loose sequel to Bruce Lee's Fist of Fury. Its not important to know that but if you are a fan of Bruce Lee, you will enjoy Donny Yen's sometimes blatant impression of Bruce Lee's nuances and war cries. If you aren't familiar with Bruce Lee, than a certain fight sequence may look a bit bewildering! There is a fascinating story to be told here with some interesting sub plots and bizarrely evolving into a comic book superhero flick. Unfortunately, it makes for a complete mess. I wont totally blame the director for that, that's an editor's job to maintain a narrative flow. The potential is there for this to work but unfortunately it just seems to me that couldn't bind it all together, or they were in a hurry to complete the film because it all seemed rushed.

However, the film is sumptuous to watch in its period settings, and the 2 leads are charismatic enough to carry the film. There is a sprinkle of humour that gave me chuckles though some were unintentional.

But the real star of the film is Donny Yen. As he gets older, he has even more star presence than ever before and when he fights, you can always feel his punches and awesome kicks. The action scenes are adrenaline pumping, visceral, with a stylish visual flair. These alone are worth the price of admission.

I would watch this again, and maybe next time I can piece a few more pieces of the story together.

Overall, see it for the brilliance of Donny Yen action and if you actually followed the story and enjoyed it, then good for you!


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