Heartless Wuxia

Legend of the fist: The return of Chen Zhen. Andrew Lau. Wuxia pathos at its extremes. The director takes the challenge to ‘supernova’ the late Bruce Lee Legend of the fist movies, and fails. Well it is better than most of the fighting crap out there, but as a complete effort to be measured on itself, it is just simply not good enough. The shots could work, the fight scenes could work, the story could work, but what it lacks in glue is directorial genius. Just using cranes, steadycams and all sort of interesting angle points to make a statement does not make the movie good. The use itself is not the reason to do it. All in all, somehow the movie lacks a true heart. Something Bruce Lee gave without all the visual goodies and tricks. (2010)


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