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Film Review: Unity of Heroes 2: Warriors of the Nation 黄飞鸿之怒海雄风 (2018) - China

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Film Review: Unity of Heroes 2: Warriors of the Nation 黄飞鸿之怒海雄风 (2018) - China

Unity of Heroes 2: Warriors of the Nation 黄飞鸿之怒海雄风 (2018) - China   Aka Wong Fei Hung 2   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)   After the nostalgic return to the Wong Fei Hung role, martial art star Vincent Zhao continues with a quick fire sequel in “Unity of Heroes 2 - Warriors of the Nation”. Helmed by veteran action filmmaker Marco Mak, the follow up impresses with more Hong Kong inspired period fight scenes that more than bring back the spirit of the original Tsui Hark’s “Once Upon a Time in China” series. The story...

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Film Review: Kung Fu League 功夫联盟 (2018) - Hong Kong / China

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Film Review: Kung Fu League 功夫联盟 (2018) - Hong Kong / China

Kung Fu League 功夫联盟 (2018) - Hong Kong / China   Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia)     The highly anticipated combo of martial arts folk legends combining on the same screen is like China’s answer to America’s Marvel. Director Jeff Lau is known for his wacky yet entertaining comedies and this one is definitely high on the wackiness, but lacks the basic plot line and even entertainment value to elevate the film above what could have been. Putting the like of Vincent Zhao (aka Wong Fei Hung), Andy On (aka Fok Yuen Gaap), Danny Chan...

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Film Review: Wong Fei Hung: The Unity of Heroes (2018) - China

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Film Review: Wong Fei Hung: The Unity of Heroes (2018) - China

Reviewed by Andrew Chan (Film Critics Circle of Australia) Martial Arts maestro Vincent Zhao is back as the role that made him known to the Western market - Wong Fei Hung! In-spite of the VOD release, this is a big thing to the martial arts world of fans. Exactly 24 years since Once Upon a Time in China ("OUATIC") 4 and 5, when the young and fresh Vincent Zhao took on the mountain of a mantle left behind by the legendary Jet Li. Since then, Vincent Zhao, unable to make a career in Hong Kong, left the shores and struggled...

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Film Review: God of War (2017) - Hong Kong / China

Andrew Chan God of War Gordon Chan Sammo Hung Timmy Hung Vincent Zhao Yasuaki Kurata

Film Review: God of War (2017) - Hong Kong / China

God of War (2017) - Hong Kong / China Review by Andrew ChanBack in the 2000s, historical martial arts epic was made in high frequency, with fewer outputs in the 2010s. It's probably timely that director Gordon Chan returns to form with the latest epic God of War. Starring the highly talented Vincent Zhao who was once potentially tipped by Tsui Hark to take over the mantle from Jet Li. Sammo Hung also offers his hand of support in the role of failed general being succeeded by Zhao. Perhaps the best thing in the film goes to the welcome back...

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