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Monday, 3 November 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: KUNG FU JUNGLE


Donnie Yen is back as a martial arts instructor, Hahou Mou, from the police force gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom. Only proceed to buy this show if you really are a fan of Donnie Yen or Chinese kung fu, you are warned.

THE GOOD

Fighting scene is back to more kung fu and coordinated action sequence. There are many kinds of specialise kung fu in the movie and Donnie Yen once again show you that with fast hands and legs you can take on 17 people easily. Seems like fighting 10 people in one go has became a thing of the past. The fighting scene is really fast  and powerful. The minute you close your eyes for one second, everything is almost over. 

THE BAD

Other that fighting, the show basically have no substance. There were times when Donnie Yen show had a good storyline but recently, his show is nothing but subpar plot with a vicious killer wants to prove himself to be world number 1 in the kung fu industry by killing all the other masters to lure Donnie out. For some of the fighting scene, most of it seems like a wrong place to be fighting, the most crucial fight happens along the road. I would personally prefer in a small enclose space more hand-to-hand combat with body tossing and more. 

CONCLUSION 

Watch this movie if only you are a fanboy of Donnie Yen or kung fu because I felt there are more dialog than action itself. While it is good to see Donnie Yen is back with his hard-hitting martial arts, I think this movie could learn something from Indonesia's Raid 2, with a superb storyline and non stop action. Overall, this show is Donnie Yen movie by far after Ip Man, sad to see his career seems to be in a slow progression mode. 

TL;DR: Gun > Kung fu. #truestory



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