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True Legend

3 Ratings: 3.0
A movie directed by Woo-ping Yuen

True Legend (simplified Chinese: 苏乞儿; traditional Chinese: 蘇乞兒; pinyin: Sū qǐ ér) is an 2010 Chinese-Hong Kong martial arts filmstarring Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Jay Chou, Michelle … see full wiki

Director: Woo-ping Yuen
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release Date: 13 May 2011 (USA)
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about True Legend
review by . March 16, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
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   It has been quite awhile since legendary action choreographer Yuen Woo-Ping (Fearless) has helmed a film in Asia. “TRUE LEGEND” (aka. True Legends of Wu Shu) marks his return to Chinese filmmaking in which he re-imagines the beginnings of legendary folks hero Beggar So (who taught Wong Fei-Hung the secrets of the drunken fist in “Drunken Master“) and who also appeared as the leader of the beggar clan (played by Stephen Chow) in “King of Beggars”. …
review by . October 01, 2011
2 Stars: Not Quite True, Not Quite Legend, But All Entertaining, Nonetheless: TRUE LEGEND Delivers
I don’t know how much of TRUE LEGEND is either ‘true’ or which is more ‘legend’, but I found the end result of Director Yuen Woo Ping’s work to present the story as an incomplete parable – one where perhaps the viewer can draw inspiration from to seek out answers to questions regarding martial arts history – but certainly not a ‘definitive work.’  Or, at least, I wouldn’t hope so.  I can only suspect that, if this is based …
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