Huo Yuan Jia (2006)
China / Japanese
""Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself makes you fearless." - Lao Tzu "This film tells the story of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia (1869-1910). Huo Yuanjia was the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation.
Jet Li in a Masterpiece
I've always been a fan of Jet Li since his early days, and frankly his
movies and performances in them have been terrible in the last few
years mainly due to his attempts to be a profitable and a more
mainstream actor in the US. As a result, we were treated to "nice"
movies like The One and Cradle to the Grave. This movie though makes up
them. This was truly a gem. Not only were the action sequences
spectacular, and I iterate spectacular, but the story line and acting
as well as screen play was very tastefully done. Gone were the
traditional comedic side plot, and welcomed was a sense of respect not
only for the Chinese but also for some of the foreign countries that
are often portrayed poorly in the movies. In the end, I can't help but
feel like I've not only seen a great movie but felt the humanity and
pride that the movie released. See it!
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