Indie & Foreign
The Legend of Drunken Master (1994)

The acting and storyline is so-so, but, let's be honest here, we all watch Jackie Chan flicks for the fight scenes and the quirky, innocent humor. The combat choreography in this movie--known as "Drunken Master II" in Hong Kong--have chirurgical quality. It's one of the best Jackie Chan films ever made. You'll feel the urge to punch and kick imaginary enemies for days.

Rating  

A thrill, whether you’re drunk or sober.

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Holy cow, they really want to get the best seats don’t they? I knew trains were pretty cool back in the day, but man, they are more excited than eleven year-old girls at a One Direction concert.

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They sure knew how to handle labor unions back then: if they start to complain, just beat ’em up until they get back to work!

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As Wong Fei Hung (Jackie Chan) fights multiple opponents in public, you have to admire how Jackie and his colleagues can inject originality in fight scenes by thinking outside the box.

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Fei Hung’s father goes apeshit after uncovering numerous lies, and beats the hell out of Fei Hung. I don’t know if this was meant to be a dramatic scene, because I was too busy laughing my lungs out. My favorite part is when he throws Fei Hung over the table. For a second, I thought I was watching WWE wrestling.

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The man has a fricking AXE stuck in his back and he still won’t give up. I can’t even walk after hitting my toe on a piece of furniture. Simply put, Manchurian officers are the definition of ‘badass.’

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After getting a beating he won’t forget, Henry is seen one last time, and he is really not the same person anymore. He turned into a white guy! I guess the meaning is that, deep inside, Henry was a British man?

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Jackie and Ken Lo deliver a legendary performance as Fei Hung and John. John’s swift kicks meet with Fei Hung’s drunken boxing, which proves superior. The moves are lightning fast and they all look real. Chan was at his prime here. He still had a perfectly fit body and he was already a veteran action star by then.


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