True LegendFebruary 9, 2010
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
Stars: Man Cheuk Chiu, Xun Zhou, Michelle Yeoh
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."
Man Cheuk Chiu
Chia Hui Liu
(as Genghong Liu)
God of Wushu
Release Date: 9 February 2010
Filming Locations: China
Did You Know?
"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.
A Bunch of Kick-Ass from Beginning to End
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.