Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Once Upon a Time in China
Set in late 19th century Canton this martial arts film depicts the stance taken by the legendary martial arts hero Wong Fei-Hung (1847-1924) against foreign forces' (English, French and American) plundering of China.
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Tom P (jp) wrote: Maligned unfairly, Rotten Tomatoes got this wrong. Entertaining, light and memorable, and a good story with two Great songs - one was Grammy and Oscar nominated - so many seem to ignore this fact, oddly.The slow beginning scenes can be off-putting, I'll admit, but it gets better if you are willing to let it.The shaky start includes routine animation, an overly obvious villain and bland knights of the round table , but good things come to those who wait. The many looking for an initial wow will write it off there, but the incredible song The Prayer comes from this film soundtrack, and shows up early, and the film picks up nicely from there.The next big boost is the introduction of the two-headed Dragon. Their hilariously entertaining first song of bickering about being better off without the other half is a hoot - imaginative, a bit unorthodox to be sure, but gives air to the underlying feelings of sibling rivalry in a playful and quite creative way.The adventure takes off and gets better from there nicely.Light and fun, Reel Views related it to Saturday morning cartoons where adults would be left out of the loop, but it is notched better than that.It's not to the level of Toy Story, but still very good, and the adults will laugh at the Dragons's quips and references.3.5 glowy forest bugs out of 5
Margarita S (gb) wrote: I really enjoy watching movies or reading books that have an element of controversy to them. This is one which needs to be viewed with a very open mind. Topic aside, the acting was top notch. What I found lacking was a storyline. After a while, the aching tooth seems like a silly gimmick for the relationship development (as perverse as it is). It does raise some interesting questions though about the definition of love.
Vincent M (kr) wrote: this is the best movie when i was a kid.
David J (ru) wrote: i'm not that much of a Renoir man i guess....pretty good concept, a couple funny parts, but more of an idea that a feature length film IMO, this flick also lost a half star due to a beard being shaved off