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少林童子功 (1983)
Shaolin Chastity Kung Fu

Reviewed by: Frank Lakatos
Date: 09/28/2005
Summary: For some reason, this movie has been critisized........

For some reason, this movie has been critisized and bashed unfairly. I don't understand this. It contains some of Lo Rei's best hand to hand choreography, and he does his own stunts and falls in this one, as well as fight a bull! Even better is that there are a bunch of bizarro fighters that Lo Rei and his troupe of fighters must fight off one by one. This movie has quality non stop fighting, and each consecutive challenge showcases a different martial art and brutal choreography. The kids in this movie are very talented, the training scenes are authentic, and the humor is placed well. Everything is carefully shot, as the pacing is extremely well. Even Robert Tai disowned this movie, but it's his best pure old school work ever. *****/*****

Reviewed by: STSH
Date: 01/02/2002
Summary: Lots of action

Not a great film, but has some good points. The main one is that 2/3 of the screen time is taken up by training sequences and some pretty good chop sockey. The highlight is the battle near the end between Liu Hao Yi and Lee Hai Shing - it's a ripper.

I'd like to have seen less preoccupation with the kids. And, biggest letdown of all, the final victory over the lead villain seems more of a rushed stroke of luck than any triumph of skill, which much of the leadup to the final fight prepares the viewer for.

Although Alex Lo and Liu Hao Yi are billed as the stars, they are really just two members of a large ensemble cast of mostly obscure bit players at best. They can throw some pretty good punches and kicks, though.

And a weird thought to leave you with. Here's a quote from one of the bad guys : "Don't look up yourself".

Overall, could have been a lot better, but an above average cheapie.

Reviewer Score: 6