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Friday, February 4, 2011

[6.75/10] Kung Fu Wing Chun (2010)


Kung Fu Wing Chun (2010)

Brief review: Directed by Joe Cheung, "Kung Fu Wing Chun" is a different take on the story of the origin and development of the Chinese martial arts style, Wing Chun. Though a bit cheesy compared to the Yuen Woo-Ping's 94 version, it's still a well-choreographed, entertaining and visually captivating 90's style kung fu flick, full of engaging characters and exciting action sequences, that instead of taking itself too seriously, brings the fun side of Wing Chun. As a martial arts flick, it features plenty of stirring, if unspectacular fight scenes, filled with excellent wire work. Visually, the movie impresses with its exotically-gorgeous production design, some vividly beautiful images (even though many of them being CG), and a vibrant yellowish cinematography, that exudes richness. Тhough the film has a relatively large cast of actors, the main focus is one Bai Jing, who absolutely steals the show as the title character. Jing is as quirky as she's sweet and likable in her role as the rebellious tomboy, Wing Chun, determined to develop her martial arts skills. Colin Chou, mainly known to the audience for his role as Seraph in "The Matrix" franchise does an excellent job as the villain, while Ye Shaoqun is just okay as Chun's love interest.

Overall summary: Although it often borders on silly, "Kung Fu Wing Chun" is an enjoyable, action-packed and nicely-crafted martial arts comedy, that successfully maintains the 'fun factor' throughout.

10 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

I love a good martial arts flick and most especially female fighters. So often we ladies were relegated to background and being the damsel in distress. I love watching girls kick butt. :)

Vapor said...

I like silly and fun martial arts movies though.

Nebular said...

Vapor, than you should see this one. It more a fun martial arts flick than a silly one though ;)

Nebular said...

Mel, I'm very into female warriors too. Watching girls fight is way more entertaining and fun than watching guys;) Speaking of female fighters, have you seen "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon"?

Melissa Bradley said...

Oh yes! I loved "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Such a masterpiece and the fight scenes were so incredible. :)

Nebular said...

Yey!:) You may know that already, but CTHD is my second all-time favorite movie, after Zhang Yimou's Hero ;)

Andrew Green said...

This one was a blast for me....
Then again, I do have a tendency to be easily impressed.

Nebular said...

Andrew, buddy, even though I wasn't impressed as much as you, I found quite entertaining and surprisingly well-made. If liked this one, you should definitely check "Call Me Nobody" ;) I'm still waiting for the subtitles to show up.

Anonymous said...

If anybody care to remember Angela Mao? this little girl in this 2010 movie looks almost similar to Angela when she was young.

Nebular said...

Anonymous, unfortunately, I don't remember Angela Mao, but I believe the little girl from this movie looks exactly like her.