RISE OF THE LEGEND Premiere in LA March 11

The Wong Fei-hung tradition continues with RISE OF THE LEGEND, premiering in Los Angeles March 11, 2016. After what almost feels like an eternity in absence, legendary folk hero Wong Fei-hung returns to the big screen.  Wong Fei-hung is one of the biggest characters of kung fu folklore whose adventures have been serialized and told hundreds of different times by the likes of such legends as Kwan Tak-hing, Jackie Chan and Jet Li.  Eddie Pang stars as the legendary Wong Fei-hung, a young martial artist whose father is killed by a bloodthirsty gang.  Fei-hung joins the rival gang (led by Sammo Hung) in hopes of extracting revenge.

The story sounds a bit unorthodox for a Wong Fei-hung movie, but that hopefully will make this refreshing.  The cast is also very encouraging, as I’m always excited to see a Sammo Hung movie.  Fellow “7 Little Fortune” classmate Cory Yuen helms the action.  Jhang Jin (Max Jhang), whose had some excellent roles over the past year, also plays a supporting role.  Seeing Eddie Pang, Angelababy and Tony Leung Kai-Fei (cameo) together from TAI CHI ZERO fame makes me wonder when we’re going to get TAI CHI SUMMIT (TAI CHI ZERO 3)!

Hopefully this movie leads to a resurgence of Wong Fei-Hung flicks!

RISE OF THE LEGEND (2014)

starring:  Sammo Hung, Eddie Peng, Yuyan, Wang Luodan, Jing Boran, Angelababy / directed by: Chow Hin Yeung Roy / action by: Cory Yuen

 AMC Atlantic Time Square
450 N Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(626) 407-0240
Arena Cinema
1625 N Las Palmas Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 306-0676

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Posted on March 8, 2016 in Kung Fu LA

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Aaron Andersen is the creative director of Legendary Weapons of LA. He's a designer, animator and avid fan of kung fu cinema.

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