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The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)


Jackie Chan
Anita Mui
Ti Lung

Directed by Lau Kar-Leung

After I was done watching this film, I started again and watched it one more time. This is the best martial arts film that there is, there is none like it and the fluidity in the moves by none other than the Drunken Master himself Jackie Chan is one that you have to see to understand why it said to be great.
The story and the wonderful acting of the late Anita Mui (As Ling, Wong Fei Hung’s stepmother) was also enough to keep you watching and glued.

This is the second collaboration between Jackie Chan and Anita Mui, the first being Miracles (1989) their last collaboration was 1995's Rumble in the Brox.

The movie is not a continuation of the previous Jackie Chan’s Drunken Master (1978) and this was Chan’s first traditional style martial arts film since Dragon Lord (1981) and it was done to perfection. Every fight scene has something to keep you wondering, “How the hell did he do that?”
American’s have adopted martial arts into their movies, but there is none that I have seen that is enough to overthrow what Jackie Chan dished out in this movie. Whether you call it Drunken Master II or The Legend of Drunken Master, here is a movie that practically everyone that has seen it has loved it, and if you have not seen it, where have you been all these years.

The movie is set in the early 20th century, and it is about the Chinese folk hero Wong Fei Hung (Jackie Chan), who was on his way home with his father by train. He hid (when his father’s back was turned) some of their wares in the luggage of the first class passengers.
When he went to retrieve it, he ran into a man who also came to retrieve an item from the same luggage that he (Fei Hung) hid his, they got into a fight and both went with the other's item.

This caused the owner of the luggage, (British Consulate stealing Chinese artefacts) to trace down Wong Fei Hung and try to retrieve the artefact. Also, the man he met in the train also tracked him down with the same agenda. Now Fei Hung is in the middle of a battle between the man from the train who is trying to make sure that the Chinese heritage is not stolen away to Britain and the British Consulate.

The movie is made up of the finest Martial Arts that there is, and this film is seen as one of the best Martial Arts films that there is. There is no reason why every home should not own a copy of this movie; it is one of the best Action/Comedy that you will get to see, and the final fight in the steel mill is worth seeing twice.


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