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
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