The Avenging Fist (2001)
Reviewed by: j.crawford on 2005-06-12
Summary: amazing that it turned out so good
As I was watching this film, I was thinking the one thing it had going for it was that Kristy Yeung was in a lot of the scenes. Even with the great CGI, the hot new action stars [Fung & Wang] and the major old school Kung-fu superstars [Hung & Yuen] in the cast, the movie wasn't grabbing me. It wasn't until Ekin showed up as the young Sammo that the filmmakers won me over. What sheer genius! It was very good to see Cecelia Yip in her role as Yuen's wife. Roy Cheung is fantastic in his bad guy role. The SFX are better used here than in any recent 'big time' Hong Kong movie that I can think of. After the production history of starts ands stops this film had, it is amazing that it turned out so good.

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Reviewer Score: 7