True Legend

February 9th, 2010







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Plot
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school...

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.3/10 (3,300 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Woo-ping Yuen

Stars: Man Cheuk Chiu, Xun Zhou, Michelle Yeoh

Storyline
Su Qi-Er retired from his life as a renowned Qing dynasty general in order to pursue his dream of a family and his own martial arts school. However, Su's peaceful life is shattered when his vengeful adopted brother, Yuan Lie, kidnaps his son and leaves Su for dead. Saved from his demise by his wife Ying and the reclusive doctor Yu, Su resolves to perfect his technique so that he may defeat Yuan Lie and reunite his family. Aided by the mystical "God of Wushu" and the eccentric "Old Sage," Su masters the art of Drunken Boxing, and embarks on the path that would eventually give rise to the legend of the "King of Beggars."

Cast:
Man Cheuk Chiu - Su Can / Su Qi-Er
Xun Zhou - Yuan Ying
Michelle Yeoh - Sister Yu
Xiaogang Feng - Pickpocket
Andy On - Yuan Lie
Luxia Jiang - Iron Maiden
Chia Hui Liu - Bearded Man
Ka-Yan Leung - Su Wan-Kun
Will Liu - Iron Lad (as Genghong Liu)
Jay Chou - God of Wushu / Drunken God
Xiaodong Guo - Ma Qingfeng
Cung Le - Militia Leader
Jacky Heung - General
David Carradine - Anton
Conan Stevens - Molotov



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [Japan] |

Release Date: 9 February 2010

Filming Locations: China

Technical Specs

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Did You Know?

Trivia:
"True Legend" is the first feature film to be directed by Woo-ping Yuen since Iron Monkey 2 (a.k.a. "Iron Monkey 2") in 1996.



User Review

A Bunch of Kick-Ass from Beginning to End

Rating: 8/10

What's the point in analyzing this film and describing its plot as if it is so intricate? True Legend is basically every martial arts film ever made, from Five Deadly Venoms to Drunken Master, all rolled up into a big budget, blockbuster kick-ass fest of fists and feet from beginning to end. The plot is thin and video-gamish, but who cares, there is enough baby powder puffing from heads getting struck by body parts and bodies plunging into and shattering pots of wine and even some off the wall fighting style that looks like break-dancing to satisfy even the most hard-core kung fu fans. This is a truly weird one in that just when you think it is over, when the big-boss is finished off, the story keeps going on out of nowhere with sort of a Charles Bronson in Hard Times street battle competition. Like Ong Bak this is a pleasure of an action film simply because it doesn't try to be anything else except an action film. There's a little bit of everything thrown in here and it's quite a gas.









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