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Review: Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen

Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen 
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) [Blu-ray]

Starring: Donnie Yen, Shu Qi

Directed: Andrew Lau

Release Date: June 14,2011 USA

Run Time: 106 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray

Eng / Subtitles:  Eng

Distributor: Well Go USA


In 1920s China, the nation is divided by infighting. Japan has become the most powerful force in Asia, taking over Northern Shanghai. With the city torn in half by international conflict, the popular nightclub Casablanca has become a hotbed of spies, mobsters, English officials and the Japanese military- all looking to gain control of the country, with little regard for what happens to its citizens.

Into this den of intrigue enters Chen Zhen, once played by Bruce Lee in FIST OF FURY and Jet Li in FIST OF LEGEND. Chen Zhen (Donnie Yen), has returned to China after fighting alongside the Allied forces in Europe, bringing some dark secrets from his past along with him. During the day, he’s known as “Ku”, and appears to be just another wealthy playboy. But at night, he takes to the street as a masked warrior, determined to subvert the Japanese invasion while becoming entangled with the sultry Kiki (Shu Qi), who has a dangerous secret of her own. When his past catches up to him, Zhen is faced with near impossible odds- but his skills are formidable, and he’s up to the challenge.

My Thoughts

This Flick stars Donnie Yen who brings his fist of fury with him. The story is a 3rd generation, first Bruce Lee 2nd Jet Li, and now Donnie yen.

For me this film doesn’t top the first 2 films as they are classics on my list but this film is still a good watch. Set with a decent story line with a few twists and turns and some wire work that  kept me watching but the fight scenes are what I was looking forward to the most. As with most Donnie Yen flix The hand to hand combat was good but wish there was at least 15 more minutes of fighting.

Visually the film looked good on Blu-Ray a little dark and gritty. The film as with jet’s and Bruce’s films deals with China vs Japan with a little bit of Briton involved mixed with a Asian batman  that throws punches at 100 mph haha. The film is worth viewing and for me worth the buy. The wire work is minimal  Guns, explosions,  kung fu and Donnie Yen
I give this film a rating of

4 out of 5

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