When a fellow blogger asked me to go along to the preview of Kung Fu Jungle, I didn't hesitate in saying 'yes' as I love Kung Fu movies.
Upon doing some research on what the movie was about, I found out that Donnie Yen (Ip Man) was playing one of the lead characters I got a little excited. Okay. I admit I got really excited!
Do I need to write a short review on this movie. Can't I just type DONNIE YEN and be done with it? I mean, any hard core kung fu movie fan should know his movies pan out, right?
Okay, okay . . .
The movie starts with a prologue, showing Hahou Mo (Donnie Yen) turning himself into the police station after killing a man by accident. Cut scene to three years later and there is a serial killer by the name of Fung Yu-sae (Wang Baoqiang) on the loose who is targeting different martial artists who specialise in different styles such as grappling, kicking, boxing and weaponry.
In amongst all the action, there is a storyline to it and it seems Hahou is 'fighting' to protect his love Sinn Ying, played by Michelle Bai (aka Bing Bai). She gives him a bracelet and makes him promise to never use his fists to kill. In addition to this storyline, it seems that Fung who lost his wife to cancer is more motivated to prove himself Number 1 in the martial arts world.
The film ends on an ultimate challenge between Hahou and Fung, where Hahou's promise to Sinn is questioned in the final moments of the movie.
Yet another great Kung Fu movie to come out of Hong Kong.
Kung Fu Jungle trailer in Mandarin (with English subtitles) . . .
Kung Fu Jungle trailer in Cantonese (with English subtitles) . . .
All views are my own. I would like to thank the people at mig.me and Living in Sin for the opportunity to attend the preview of this amazing action-packed movie.