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  • Movie: Rise of the Legend
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2014
  • Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 160 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5156
  • Watchers: 299

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Rise of the Legend
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Ratings: 7.8/10 from 160 users
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An adaptation of the life of martial arts legend, Wong Fei Hung.

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

  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 21, 2014
  • Duration: 2 hr. 11 min.
  • Score: 7.8 (scored by 160 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #5156
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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hotsake
1 people found this review helpful
May 26, 2016
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Overall 6.5
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
Interesting story of the early life of Wong Fei Hung. The story is decent if too long. The visuals are CGI heavy but really well done. The martial arts scenes are well done but lack any real visceral impact due to the abundance of wire work and CGI enhancements. But the main reason that this film isn't rated higher is the simple fact that while Eddie Peng does alright with both the fights and the drama he doesn't really astonish in either.
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Senpai
1 people found this review helpful
Jun 23, 2017
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 6.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
The film is about the early days of Wong Fei Hung, a real person in China from the late 19th century early 20th century. He is the same character portrayed by Jet Li in the series Once Upon a Time.
However, the movie itself has almost nothing to do with the real person. The main character uses the name of WFH and his father evokes family memories of a kung fu master who works with umbrella popularized by the movie Iron Monkey. In addition, in real-life accounts of the heroic acts of the WFH, it is said that he assumed a dock gang in his early days, which this film portrays loosely.
Moreover, this film could have been simply an autonomous film. But the name of the WFH is famous all over China and no doubt was used to sell more tickets.
Although the use of CGI and wire is very visible at times, the overall look and the choreography of the film are very good. Unfortunately, as is common with Chinese films, much attention is paid to the aspect, but it is not enough for the substance.
Ultimately, the film does not break any level of overcoming. As is common in Chinese action movies, characters again do unexplained and stupid things because of creating "drama" or "emotion" and creating convenient scenarios to push the plot without any serious attempt to explain why.
Overall, it's not a bad movie, but it's also little more than other typical Chinese movies that looks good but does nothing else.

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