Monday, June 14, 2010

True Legend (3)

One of those Chinese, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon-esque films.

About a warrior, Su Qi-Er, who's a rich man living during the Qing Dynasty who loses his fortune and reputation due to some crazy conspiracy against him. After being forced out onto the streets, Su dedicates his life to martial arts and reemerges as the hero known as the "King of Beggars."

I guess if you don't enjoy/see the point in these type of films you'd hate it. I did think the guy was generally a dick and goes around being drunk and an awful father for most of the movie. The fights were pretty crazy but there's something humorous about watching some sage and some guy on top of some dragon temple thing. The 'on earth' fighting was wicked. Always love seeing what these guys can come up with next.

Obviously the story was meh. Actually, for the most part, the story could've been told within the first 20 minutes and that's actually what happens. Lots of story and then nothing and nothing...then some fighting....then nothing. Some screaming child and wife...nothing...fight...end. Most of the time you just watch this guy fall apart, come back strong for about 5 minutes and then is drunk in the next scene again.

*shrugs*

I was a good rainy day flick and I had some good, hearty laughs. For a movie in this genre it's fantastic, in general it's passable.
Has a Seven Samurai feel to it-ish. If you like those type of films this one is golden. Solid gold...dragons...?

3/5

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