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Review: Rise of the Legend (Well Go USA)

Rise of the Legend
Rise of the Legend
3 stars
Starring: Eddie Peng, Sammo Hung, Angelababy

Directed: Chow Hin Yeung Roy

Release Date: May 24, 2016

Run Time: 132 Minutes

Format: Blu-Ray   Color: Color

Audio: Mandarin / English Dub   Subtitles: English

Distributor: Well Go USA



An orphan, whose father has been killed by dark power, attempts to bring justice back to the town.




Audio Language: Mandarin
Dubbed: English
Subtitles: English

The Sound Quality is Great with clear dialog and bassy tones the can shake your room at times.

Rating: 4.5 stars


Picture Quality

Disc Format: Blu-Ray

The Picture Quality is Great with very sharp detail and great colors. Love the color filtering they do as you get a blue / grey look.

Rating: 4.5 stars

Note: Equipment used to watch the film can be found below

Theatrical release Date: November 21, 2014 (China)
Disc release Date: May 24, 2016 (USA)
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My Thoughts


Rise of the Legend is a Quality Action film when it comes to the fighting. We follow a young Wong Fei Hung on a journey with a twist and a turn as Clans fight for Territory and power. Who is good who is bad, I mean we should know whats going on as those who are watching Know the Hero that is Wong Fei Hung.

The story is OK but at times at the beginning it gets confusing while at times I thought I was in a back flash but it was not as a good gang , the Orphan Gang was imputed into the story. At times we did get flash backs and I wish we had more of the growing up of Wong Fei Hung. Action wise is what makes the film worth the buy. The action was entertaining but it does has its faults. I Wish we would have gotten a more realistic non wire work film. At one point are main villain played by Sammo Hung who is a good 300 plus Pound is like 8 feet in the air hitting a flip. Eddie Peng playing are hero on his back sliding backwards from a stopped motion with no force. Most of the action though its hard-hitting and great. Eddie Peng makes a big presence playing Wong Fei Hung and I look forward to his next big film The Great Wall.

Overall the film was a good watch. It has its up and downs and it’s no classic but still worth the view. With a run time of over 2 hours the film at times gets a little slow with more action and story on the characters upbringing could have made it better. Action wise a more realistic tone would have made it more gritty and showcasing his style to more of a T while getting deeper into the Hung Fist style and his famous Tiger Crane Fist would make the action a classic.

With that said I give Rise of the Legend a 3 out of 5 and worth the pick up. Action makes it great but the Picture Quality brings it life on Blu-Ray


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