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#241115 - 03/25/06 06:47 PM Fearless (Huo Yuanjia)
Ayub Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 825
Loc: London, UK
I heard some people say some bad things about this film, (Jet Li's last KungFu film, so perhaps he'll still be doing other action films??) but to tell you the truth I thought it was fantastic, especially compared to what passes for martial arts films these days. I also thought it was good for Li to end his long outstanding career in MA films with a traditional styled martial arts film which he's mostly famous for. Also, ending with a biography of a great martial artist, Huo Yuanjia did leave a nice touch.

The special effects were not the best in places and I hear the biographical account wasnt 100% true but I can forgive these aspects. The action wasnt all realistic but who cares... movies are for entertainment only after all.

I give it 9 thumbs up
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#241116 - 03/26/06 04:33 AM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Ayub]
Taison Offline
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Registered: 09/06/05
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This movie gave a nice touch to us Asian fans as well. He played both the teacher[Huo Yuan Jia] and his student [Chen Zen], which makes the student and the teacher twins?

Anyway, it was a good movie and I doubt the last. Although it may be the last Kung-fu movie, I heard he's making a new movie called "rogue" or something like that. Jet Li should continue making these type of Kung-fu movies, it suits him the best.

I gave this movie 9/10.

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#241117 - 04/11/06 10:42 AM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Taison]
Wosaw Offline
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Registered: 04/06/06
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I just finished watching fearless a few days ago, and i can honestly say its one of the best martial arts films I have seen in a while. The storyline is probably what I liked most about the film, among that its based on a true story (well im pretty sure its not 100 percent true seeing as the grandson of Huo Yuanjia filed a lawsuit on the film because the film potrayed him as a wealthy man who was childless). Among that, the fight scenes were good with a couple special effects, but im glad the special effects were nothing like Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon. I'm not a big fan of wire stunts and people floating in air. Either way the movie was good. 9/10

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#241118 - 06/28/06 02:44 PM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Wosaw]
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Registered: 10/23/05
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Seen it recently myself. Although I have seen a few of Jet Li's flicks, this one really made me want to see as many of his movies as possible.

It was a good movie and I was pleasantly surprised.
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#241119 - 07/03/06 03:48 PM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Prizewriter]
Al_Fernz Offline
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Registered: 01/15/06
Posts: 342
Loc: Ireland
Saw it yesterday. This lad behind me brought his kid, who was about 6 and couldn't read. This resulted in him translating the whole movie, much to my annoyance. What kind of a$$clown brings a kid who can't read to a subtitled movie?

Despite this it was an amazing movie. One of Jet Li's best if not the best. The fight sequences were very well done. It was interesting that the Japanese opponent at the end was a good guy. Interesting change from the usual depiction of the Japanese as a$$holes in Chinese movies.

What next for Jet Li, romantic comedy?

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#241120 - 08/13/06 03:04 AM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Al_Fernz]
nauschalk Offline
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Registered: 08/13/06
Posts: 22
Loc: Texas
I thought he just wasn't doing Wushu films anymore? Ignoring anything about historical inaccuracies, I like the film alot. It made me think alot about stuff going on in my life recently and... isnt that what good movies do? give you a message you can really take to heart.
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#241121 - 09/26/06 01:18 PM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Ayub]
Kensei Offline
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 1
I just thought you'd all probably like to know that Jet Li never said it was his last martial arts film nor his last kung fu film. What he actually said was that it was his last Wushu film. It should also be noted that he sees Action, Kung Fu and Wushu movies as different things.

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#241122 - 09/26/06 04:14 PM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Kensei]
Dereck Offline
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Registered: 10/04/04
Posts: 10413
Loc: Great White North
In all there advertisements they say his last "epic" movie not last movie. Heck I'm waiting for the release of Rogue due in 2007 that has Jet Li teamed up with Jason Statham which should make for a good combo.

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Movie Plot
After his partner Tom Wynne (Terry Chen) and family are killed apparently by the infamous and elusive assassin Rogue (Jet Li), FBI agent Jack Crawford (Jason Statham) becomes obsessed with revenge as his world unravels into a vortex of guilt and betrayal. Rogue eventually resurfaces to settle a score of his own, setting off a bloody crime war between Asian mob rivals Chang (John Lone) of the Triad's and Yakuza boss Shiro (Ryo Ishibashi). When Jack and Rogue finally come face to face, the ultimate truth of their pasts will be revealed.




Edit: I watched Fearless back in July and thought it was awesome. I seen it with subtitles that were poorly placed but what do you expect from a copy sent from Hong Kong.


Edited by Dereck (09/26/06 04:20 PM)
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#241123 - 09/27/06 03:43 AM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Dereck]
Ayub Offline
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Registered: 11/26/04
Posts: 825
Loc: London, UK
I am looking forward to that too. Jet Li made a great villain in The One, look forward to seeing him in that kind of role again.
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#241124 - 09/27/06 01:06 PM Re: Fearless (Huo Yuanjia) [Re: Ayub]
crablord Offline
th3 t4sty sn4ck

Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
I thought fearless was great.. I was hoping like christ it wouldnt be like hero..i mean seriously....WTF IS UP WITH THAT LAKE SCENE!?!!?? or the flying in midair for 20 minutes during a fight?? WTF!?? But anyway 9/10 for fearless. Ive met that big strong dude in real life too.
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