Fearless (2006)
Reviewed by: kiliansabre on 2006-09-10
Summary: A Fond Farewell
Jet Li's latest and last martial arts epic follows the life of martial artist Huo Yuanjia, who vows to never lose in the ring. After an unwise error in judgement, Huo Yuanjia finds himself reevaluating his philosophy on fighting and life and returning to spread his beliefs and challenge those who pose a threat to his fellow china-men.

The fight scenes, choreographed by Yuen Woo Ping are solid and frequent and thought they effectively capure the flare of modern hong kong period piece cinema, they still lack the true impact of old school kung fu movies. If you aren't looking for that though and are happy with some less wire-work focused kung fu in the same vien of Once Upon a Time in China or Fong Sai Yuk, this will appeal to you. The character development is on par for the most part with the rest of Jet Li's period piece entries, even if the limit isn't pushed.

It seemed to me that the progression of character was a bit rushed, but perhaps it would have been too drawn out otherwise. Overall it's a shame if this truly is Jet Li's last martial arts performance, but a satisfactory send off if so.
Reviewer Score: 8