Iron Fists and Kung Fu Kicks


Documentary /

IMDb Rating 7.1


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107 min
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Reviewed by Ricardo-36 5

While rich in material, footage and commentary, this documentary about the classic wushia action films from Hong Kong is so badly connected, a narrative that goes everywhere and nowhere, thus making it inaccessible for general audiences unfamiliar with the genre. It starts very abruptly, talking about Shaw Bros without a proper context of what was the scenario and how these movies came out to be - it starts in the middle, then it goes back briefly, then it goes forward again. It doesn&#39;t get too deep into the production, it goes back and forth in the timeline, misses some key moments and mostly sticks with the american perspective, particularly of sleazy movie theaters in uptown NYC in the 70s. That is all fine, but, how about a little international perspective? Or from the HK/Chinese market?<br/><br/>I give it 5 stars for the subject matter, the footage and some of the interviews; I give it 0 stars for the HORRIBLE editing and directing.

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Reviewed by tjwhale 1

I literally cannot watch this due to the editing. Like a youtube video it cuts every half second between completely different images, there&#39;s no time to take anything in.<br/><br/>I&#39;m interested in the story and think kung fu is really cool but I&#39;m bailing after 5 minutes.

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Reviewed by jellopuke 7

There&#39;s some good stuff here, but it&#39;s undone by the lack of consistency and scattershot nature of the timeline. Jumping back and forth and all over the place, many times lacking context and making some logical leaps that maybe don&#39;t work. But you&#39;ll probably get a few watch ideas, so it&#39;s still worth a look.

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