Jing wu ying xiong (Fist of Legend)
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Jet Li stars in this historical Hong Kong action film, as Chen Zhen, a Chinese student in Japan in the 1920s. When his master is killed during the Japanese occupation of China, he returns to avenge his teacher's death. Back in China, he finds himself caught in the escalating racial tensions between the Chinese and the Japanese. The martial arts sequences in this 1994 film are handled more seriously than flashy acrobatics of other kung fu epics of the time and are perhaps a better showcase for Li's awe-inspiring fighting abilities. This story is inspired heavily by Bruce Lee's… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"All of the intricately choreographed fighting is real, proving the doubters of Li's fighting skills very wrong."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"If you don't feel the bones breaking, you're not watching closely enough."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"If you're going remake a film, it should be better than (or at least different from) the original. And surprisingly, Fist of Legend manages to do just that."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"If you can watch the opening fifteen minutes without wincing, you're made of stern stuff. One of Li's most brutal works."
‑ Oz, Hollywood Bitchslap
"A high-flying, hidden-wire kick-and-punch-fest, set against a historical, epic backdrop."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Although this is disappointing, there are more than enough good scenes (both action and otherwise) to keep this enterprise afloat and entertaining."
‑ Joey O'Bryan, Austin Chronicle
"Jet Li remakes Bruce Lee, and the result is great."
‑ James Rocchi, Netflix
"The strong point of this film is the cinematography of Derek Wan. The images are imbued with the rich, vibrant color which has become a hallmark of modern Chinese films."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"A marvel to watch."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
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