Top 10 Martial Arts Films to Watch in 2010
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The best kung fu movies of 2010.  Although the emphasis should be on the fighting and the action scenes, it's hard to stomach movies with zero storyline or cardboard acting.  Thus, besides the fighting, some points should be given to well rounded films.

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Ip Man 2
posted by redmetroid - 10/10/2010
78 Ratings
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Hats off to Donnie Yen who portrayed Ip Man so well in this film.  Ip Man practices the Wing Chun style of martial arts and was the master of Bruce Lee.  Of course, as this film is fittingly named, you won't see much of Bruce Lee but more of the life of Ip Man.  I wasn't much into the storyline of this second film (while the storyline for the first Ip Man film was superb) but the fighting is top notch.  As with most of Donnie's films these days you won't get the low budget fighting with camera cuts/tricks to make the action more real sort of deal but you do get the authentic, long sequence of fighting without any camera cut-aways.  Simply put, the fight sequences are fantastic, especially the one with Sammo Hung.

I meant its previous film :/
5/30/2013
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Donnie Yen is pretty amazing. He played a key role in Bodyguards and Assassins. And that movie was off the hook. I really enjoyed both parts 1 and 2. But like most sequals, it does not quite match its precious.
5/30/2013
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The first Ip Man is just so much better than the second... just watch the first one again.
11/16/2012
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always the end thats destroys the movie!
2/24/2012
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True Legend
posted by redmetroid - 10/10/2010
34 Ratings
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I am not sure what to make of the storyline in this film as it's barely there.  As for action, it's basically non-stop throughout the film.  None of the action sequences are truly spectacular but they are all above average and choregraphed with finese.  The director is Yuen Woo-Ping, who is renowned for his choregraphy of the action sequences in The Matrix (and its sequels), Kill Bill, Ninja Assassin, etc.

Good !
2/24/2012
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excellent movie .stunts superb vincent zho is top.
8/16/2012
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Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
posted by freak - 11/17/2010
29 Ratings
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This was originated by bruce lee
1/28/2012
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awesome plain and simple
10/21/2011
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Little Big Soldier
posted by freak - 11/4/2010
29 Ratings
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It's a comedy but the fighting is decent and it stars Jackie Chan.

This is a good movie and an excelent ending ! very good ! ,
2/24/2012
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one more jackie's watchable movie and fight scenes somewhere looks as usual  but still the movie counts

6/15/2011
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I wouldn't class this as a comedy...  it comes off more as a drama with some funny parts.  There weren't that many fighting scenes either but the cinematography in the movie was good.

11/15/2010
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Bodyguards and Assassins
posted by redmetroid - 10/10/2010
34 Ratings
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Bodyguards and Assassins is (very) loosely based on political happenings in China a century back.  As the name implies, there's a group of bodyguards who is trying to fend off assassins determined to kill the man leading a possible revolution.  The film placed more emphasis on the story and drama of the characters than the fighting sequences themselves so it's not a non-stop action flick but there are still ample amount to satisfy most people.

Sickest movie I have seen in a loooong time. I have watched it atleast 10 times now. Storyline is epic and when it gets down to protecting the Dr. IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG!!!!
5/30/2013
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The Storm Warriors II
posted by redmetroid - 10/10/2010
46 Ratings
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The first Storm Warriors film was spectacular, ladden with a solid storyline, special effects, and great fighting.  Unfortunately, the sequel comes up short in terms of storyline and fighting.  There are a lot of special effects but they are so stylized and prolonged that they seem excessive.  Nonetheless, there are still some good scenes in the film to make it worthwhile for any martial arts film fan.

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14 Blades
posted by redmetroid - 10/10/2010
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The storyline of 14 Blades is pretty typical.  A trained-since-young assassin is betrayed and decides to seek out his own justice.  While most of the characters (and especially Donnie Yen) do a great job in the fighting sequences, none of them come off as truly memorable.  The same goes for a lot of elements in the movie, it's not a bad film at all but just that nothing much really stands out.  With that said, it's a very fun film to watch and is a must see for martial arts fans.

Jo
8/15/2014
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Realy good but the last part in the end the last second destroyd it !
2/24/2012
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