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黃飛鴻笑傳 (1992)
Once Upon a Time a Hero in China

Reviewed by: dandan
Date: 08/10/2006
Summary: silly or daft...

this is a pretty silly parody of wong fei-hung, based around the premise that he isn't a great martial artist, doctor or lover (not that i remember thinking he was...). so, alan tam plays the incapable wong, whilst eric tsang, ng man-tat and simon yam cover him in the fields of martial arts, medicine and love, respectively.

wong has to cope with squabbling, the arrival of aunt yee (teresa mo) and the constant threat of his old enemy, ken (tony leung ka-fai), who wants to become the number one fighter in fu-shan.

this film starts off reasonably, but you soon get the impression that it's going downhill. that is, until the arrival of teresa mo, who ties in all the other characters and breathes a bit of life into the film. there's a few chuckles and it does get better as it progresses.

it's okay...

Reviewed by: jfierro
Date: 12/21/1999

It's not all that bad. It's not all that great either. There are some really lame jokes, but there are some genuinely hilarious moments as Wong Fei-Hong seeks to hide the fact that he knows no kung-fu, while competing with adversary Leung Ka-Fai and pursuing Aunt Thirteen (Teresa Mo). If you're a fan of the Wong Fei-Hong genre, or just want to see its conventions spoofed, this is definitely a movie to see.

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

This dumb parody of the Once Upon a Time in China moviespits master cook Wong Fei-Hong (Alan Tam) and his daffy kung fu pals Ah-So, Leung Foon, and Porky Wing against drug traffickers led by Bad Egg Ken (Leung Ka Fai). In this one, Wong knows no fu, but cooks up a storm and gives his adversaries a scare with his flying butcher knives. He is also the master of the Hissing Fart.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 3