#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher’s death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
Plot: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher’s death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese. Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.
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far from a classic
excerpt, more at my location – One is an acclaimed director, the other an ever-growing martial arts man-of-the-moment. Their source material is Bruce Lee’s finest hour. How does this first collaboration between Andrew Lau and Donnie Yen shape up?
That the film is not especially emotionally involving is a surprise when one considers who is at the helm. Andrew Lau is responsible for some of the more visceral and engaging moments in recent Hong Kong popular cinema (consider his Young And Dangerous movies, or the original Infernal Affairs), but here he shows an oddly clumsy hand with character and emotion.
Given the talent involved, it was not unreasonable to expect something of a classic. This is far from it, but its set-pieces still contain more genuine imagination and excitement than is likely to be found anywhere else – especially in the thrilling prologue sequence, which prompts hope from this reviewer that, someday soon, the conscripted Chinese soldiers in World War One get the cinematic tribute they truly deserve.
Imagine that an amateur screenwriter shat out a vomit draft and said, “That’s Oscar-worthy!” Well, that pretty much describes this mumbled action flick.
In fairness, the script – or final cut – could have been messed up by anyone, so I won’t blame the writer, but as an espionage-cum-action thriller, the film is a total dud.
If you’re a fan of Donnie Yen (like me!), you’ll watch this regardless of how bad anyone tells you it is, and where the big fight at the end nets it an extra star, please don’t let the 4/10 fool you into believing that this is half-way decent, because it really is one of the worst Donnie films I’ve sat through. Which is a shame, because Shu Qi looks as gorgeous as ever and really pours a lot of emotion into her role… which only further highlights how badly the final film lets down both of its main stars.
Original Language cn
Runtime 1 hr 46 min (106 min)
Genre Action, Drama, History
Director Andrew Lau
Writer Gordon Chan (screenplay), Chi-Sing Cheung, Koon-Nam Lui, Frankie Tam
Actors Donnie Yen, Qi Shu, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Bo Huang
Country Hong Kong, China
Awards 4 nominations.
Production Company Media Asia Films Ltd. [hk], Basic Pictures, Enlight Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital EX
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam Cameras, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 235, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Arriflex 435 Advanced, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses, Moviecam Compact, Zeiss and Angenieux Lenses
Laboratory Kantana, Bangkok, Thailand, Kodak Cinelabs, Beijing, China, Mandarin Laboratory (International) Ltd., Hong Kong (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 250D 5207, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic), D-Cinema