Great movie/ TV show...however, missing parts...read on....
Logan | 02/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is considered a TV show turned movie. It's very well made, with great fight choreography (By Donnie Yen), casting, directing, and camera work. Some things to consider: I was confused about a line in the back of the CD case which said that Donnie's character was to train in the Shaolin Temple. Shaolin was not in the movie. Also there are many missing scenes or unanswered questions. The reviewer before me stated that there might be a "The Kung Fu Master 2" in the making. I sure hope so as I'd very disappointed (as I think others would too), if those questions weren't answered. Fantastic movie....please show the rest."
Ah come on mr. director..
J. Y. TRASMONTE | S.F. Bay Area | 01/17/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"i love donnie yen on iron monkey and once upon a time in china 2, so i decided to buy this movie expecting a raw good kung fu action. However, I ended having a a huge dissapointment on the film because the action are being fast forward in purpose so that it will look like they are fighting rapidly. I would have continue watching the film if the director would just left the action scene the way it was without fast forwarding it. The action lost its rawness; therefore, about 20 minutes later of the film i stop watching it. This film is about the fourth time in a row that I wasted my money with kung fu movies such as the last duel, deadful melody and the leg fighters. I need to be more cautios next time =("
Not For Everyone
J. Mount | Nashville, TN United States | 07/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"While this film is definitley a must for all Kung Fu Junkies out there, it may be a little hard to swallow for the average person. Donnie Yen Is Incredible, and this movie does produce some great fight scenes, However, the Production, direction, and several other aspects leave so much to be desired that its actually distracting from the movie.
Much Love though to Donnie Yen and all the other great Martial Artists who contributed."
Keep in mind that it's a TV Series
Charles E. Vilaro | Puerto Rico | 01/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The last reviewer mentioned that the flick bombed because of the quality and all that. I would just like to bring to his attention that this is not a film, it is a TV action series which obviously doesn't have the financial backing a regular movie has. Considering the before mentioned explanation, it is my opinion that this is great entertainment. I cant't wait for Revenge of The Kung Fu MAster to arrive by mail."
Great Flick But probably only part 1
Charles E. Vilaro | 05/30/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great film though yes there is probably more to this TV series. If you look at the special features like the "making of" part it does show some characters not in this installment. It also shows the 3 main characters training at a Shaolin Temple. You know the typical carrying water running errands thingy. So yes there is most likely more to the TV series which got me looking to see if the rest was being tooled for a DVD release I even went to the Tai Seng website but nothing yet. As far as this installment goes it is excellent. I would not have tried to search out for the rest of it if it was not. Good characters but the box description I agree is bad. But for 200 minutes worth of quality Kung Fu this can't be beat. Warning it does go into wire mode in some scences but as a whole the fight scenes are great even though a bit far fetched when it comes to some ariels and I liked all the characters. A great find for martial arts fans and especially for Donnie Yen fans. To me he is definately up there and is compareable to Jackie Chan, and Jet Li when it comes to fight scences also see Iron Monkey a true martial arts classic."