Posts Tagged ‘Zhang Ziyi’

Podcast On Fire 255: Wolf Warrior II

It’s the biggest movie out of China of all time and yet it’s so familiar to anyone who watched a big, bombastic action movie from the 80s or 90s out of Hollywood. But who says you can’t adhere to that formula, in 2017? Kenny B chats solo about Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior II and also flashes back to 90s synch sound Hong Kong cinema and what was considered the telltale sign of Mainland Chinese cinema at the end of the millenium in the form of The Road Home.

Wolf Warrior II is out now on dvd, digital, regular and limited edition Blu Ray from Cine Asia. Big thank you to Mike at The Warrior Agency and Cine Asia for providing the screener for review.

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Rush Hour 2 (2001)

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Everyone’s favorite crime fighting odd couple are back, this time travel from Hong Kong and Las Vegas.

Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) and LAPD detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) pick up exactly from where they left off, traveling to Hong Kong on a well needed break. As per usual Carter and Lee aren’t getting along, Carter wanting example to some Hong Kong’s delights, mainly its women. Lee being dedicated to his work leads both he and Carter into a money smuggling ring, where $100 bills are being made and shipped directly to Las Vegas.

The head of this smuggling ring is Ricky Tan (John Lone), being a former police officer and the partner of Lee’s father and it soon turns out to that Ricky was his murder, making this case very personal for Lee… Read the rest of this entry »

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

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Amongst ending of the Tang Dynasty, General Officers, Jin (Takashi Kaneshiro) and Leo (Andy Lau) are put on a case to capture the leader of the notorious ‘House Of Flying Daggers’. ‘House of Flying Daggers’ is a group of highly skilled martial artists who are significantly known by their nifty little daggers. Read the rest of this entry »

Musa (2001)

Plot: A group of diplomats sent out into Northern China, the group are soon led into a trap by the Mings. They have their weapons taken from them and were accused of betraying the Mings. They abandon the group in the middle of the desert ruled by Yuan troops and left for dead.

The group decide they have to fight their way back to Korea. As the Korean diplomats are killed in battle or by their travels. A determined yet stern leader, Choi Jung (Ji Jin-Mo), decides that the men must be pushed and they will get them back to Korea. He drives the men through the desert, each of them begin to group like flies, either die of exhaustion, dehydration and have fought to the death.

Among the Koreans is the dying Lee Jee-Hun, an elder who travels with his slave Yoh-Sol (Jung Woo-Sung), but the other Koreans still treat him as a slave although Yoh-Sol is highly skilled in the use of the spear…

Jinlip (Ahn Sung-Ki) another member of the diplomats. He seems to be the voice of reason between the General and the slaves. Jinlip also turns out to be a highly skilled archer, experienced in archery and in war. Ganam (Park Jeong-hak) is a loyal warrior of Choi Jung’s, equiped with a massive broad sword, he seems unstoppable.

The group comes across a troop of Yuans who have captured the Ming princess Pu Yong (Zhang Ziyi). The group saves the princess from the Yuan General, Rambulhua (Yu Rong-Guang). The Yuans retreat after a fierce battle for the princess. But the General makes a blood promise to return the princess to the Ming camp… Read the rest of this entry »

Legend of Zu (2001)

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A big budget Fantasy Martial Arts flick with a reasonable younger cast compared to 1983’s Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain.

Dawn (Cecilia Cheung), the head of the Kun Lun Sect. Although she has been naughty and has fallen in love with her disciple, King Sky (Ekin Cheng). The young couple are soon parted when the evil demon, Insomnia destroys the Kun Lun sector and kills Dawn. King easily gets out numbered, retreats and goes into hiding…

200 years later, King Sky is brought out from his hiding when he meets Red (Louis Koo). Both King & Red come across Insomnia, whom has grown even more powerful and has revealed the plan of him wanting to destroy the mountains of Zu, including the Omei Clan.

King & Red meet the Omei Clan leader, Whitebrows (played by Sammo Hung, reprising his role from the first Zu Warriors Movie). King is suddenly struck when he meets, Enigma. Enigma is one of Whitebrows students and she is the reincarnation of Dawn, although King hasn’t faced the fact that Dawn is gone.

King & Red agree to help Whitebrows to contain Insomnia, whilst he looks for a new weapon to conquer Insomnia… Read the rest of this entry »

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