A martial arts instructor from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.
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FANT '15 Strong Donnie Yen vehicle strengthened by the performance of Wang Baogiang as its unhinged villain. Worth noting for its extreme number of cameos and dedication to Hong Kong cinema. Fight choreography is well done especially its final confrontation. Nice to see Charlie Young again though for me she'll always be one of the 'Butterfly Lovers'.
A sterling return to form for Donnie Yen after recent misfires such as "Special ID" and "Iceman." The film is not without its slow passages, but the proceedings are enlivened by Wang Baoqiang's manic and over-the-top villain, and the fact that - once the fists start flying - there's simply no one working today who can compete with the finely-honed craft and choreography on display in a Donnie Yen action sequence.
A thin police procedural linking together exceptional action sequences. There's a bit of substandard CGI, but only a very little bit; the rest is old school martial arts action by some of the best in the business.
Ennesimo action urbano con protagonista un Donnie Yen in gran forma. La sceneggiatura praticamente non esiste. Il film è una sequela di combattimenti (pure assai ben coreografati) messi assieme con lo sputo, che paga lo scotto di non riuscire mai a stupire o a coinvolgere davvero. Poi le decine di cameo eccellenti dal mondo del cinema di Hong Kong che fu fanno pensare ai bei tempi e ci si rattrista assai.
Kung Fu Jungle
Directed by: Teddy Chan
Stars: Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Young and Michelle Bai
Teddy Chan brings the action in this Donnie Yen Martial Arts flick but will this rise to the standards set by Teddy in Bodyguards and Assassins or will it leave you ICE cold MAN.
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