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Legend Of The Fist review

Watch this Chinese action caper for the choreography rather than the plot

Infernal Affairs director Andrew Lau delivers a disappointing spiritual sequel to Bruce Lee’s Fist Of Fury that’s unlikely to tickle Scorsese’s remake bone.

After playing him on Chinese TV in the ’90s, Donnie Yen is in the lee role of Chen Zhen, a martial artist who infiltrates the spy-filled underworld of ’20s Shanghai to battle the Japanese.

Fist only comes alive when showcasing Yen’s flamboyant fight choreography, glimpsed far too seldom – the longeurs in between the snappy scraps are sloppily written, and the clumsy Chinese nationalism is tedious.

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