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‘Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen’ Review

Posted by Josh Samford On May - 2 - 2011
Although this took a little longer than I had anticipated, we are finally back and I am bringing goodies! Today we have a review for Donnie Yen’s latest action title Legend of the First: The Return of Chen Zhen which should be quite the popular project considering how huge he is these days.

The Plot: Our film opens with Chen Zhen (Donnie Yen) battle against the Japanese in the midst of the Second Sino-Japanese War. While on the battle field, he watches as one of his friends from the resistance Qi Tianyuan is killed. After this, Chen Zhen decides to take the identity of his fallen comrade and wanders back into Shanghai and takes refuge with the local resistance against the Japanese. He makes friends with Liu Yutian (Anthony Wong) who gives him a job in his club, where he can keep an eye on the local Japanese who come through. As the Japanese plan to instigate a civil war between the local warlord’s, Chen Zhen takes on the role of a superhero and begins to fight against the invading country using darkness to conceal his identity. Now Chen Zhen has to fight the oncoming Japanese assault and hide himself from the locals at Lie Yutian, including Kiki (Shu Qi) his potential love interest who also happens to be a Japanese double agent.


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