The New Legend Of Shaolin

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  • 1994
  • 6.3  (6,056)

The New Legend of Shaolin is a 1994 martial arts film that stars Jet Li as the lead character, Hung Hei-Kwun. The movie was directed by Wong Jing and Corey Yuen and was produced by Jet Li himself. It tells the story of the legendary Shaolin monk Hung Hei-Kwun and his quest to rid his country of corrupt officials. The plot of the movie is set during the Qing dynasty, where the Manchus have taken over. Hung Hei-Kwun is a Shaolin monk who has been trained in various forms of martial arts. He is determined to save his country from the corrupt officials who are looting it. However, after a vicious attack by the Manchus on the Shaolin temple, Hung is forced to flee to the South.

In the South, Hung meets Tsui Ting-Yi (Chingmy Yau), a woman who helps him recover from his injuries. Together, they begin a journey to seek out other Shaolin monks and form a resistance army against the Manchus. As they travel, they encounter various obstacles and challenges, including a group of bandits, a mysterious martial artist, and a deadly fighter trained in the art of eagle-claw.

The movie features a variety of martial arts styles, from Shaolin kung fu to Tai Chi, and showcases Jet Li's incredible skill and grace as a martial artist. There are also plenty of action-packed fight scenes, many of which are choreographed by Corey Yuen, who is known for his work on films such as Lethal Weapon 4 and X-Men.

The New Legend of Shaolin is also notable for its portrayal of strong female characters, such as Tsui Ting-Yi and Madam Cam (Deannie Ip), a skilled martial artist who leads a group of women warriors. These characters are not just sidekicks or love interests, but are integral to the story and play important roles in the action.

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is the final battle between Hung Hei-Kwun and the Manchu general, played by actor Xin Xin Xiong. The fight takes place on a precarious bamboo scaffold high above a river, and showcases the incredible acrobatics and athleticism of both actors.

Overall, The New Legend of Shaolin is a classic martial arts movie that combines thrilling action with a compelling story and interesting characters. It is a must-watch for fans of Jet Li and martial arts cinema in general.

The New Legend Of Shaolin is a 1994 action movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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