kung fu killerThis is the very last Ass Whoopin Wednesday post until we start it back up in November due to the fact that we will be in observance of Halloween all October long. For today’s film, I chose one from martial arts actor Donnie Yen, who has starred inn great films like Hero, IP Man, Blade II, and today’s film called Kung Fu Killer. In Kung Fu Killer, he plays a martial arts master named Hahou Mo, who has been imprisoned for killing a man in a duel. All of a sudden, murders are being committed in Hong Kong that have a connection to an order of different martial arts skills. Hahou Mo immediately see the connection and asks for the lead investigator Detective Luk Yuen-Sum (Charlie Yeung) to try and assist her. She gets him out of jail and they immediately go after the martial arts killer who is on the loose. The film also stars Baoqiang Wang (A Touch Of Sin) as Fung Yu-Sau, Bing Bai (Shaolin) as Sinn Ying, Kang Yu (Dragon) as Wong Chit, Siu-Wong Fan (IP Man) as Hung Yip, Alex Fong (Double Tap) as Chief Inspector Lam, Xing Yu (Kung Fu Hustle) as Tam King-Yiu, and the film was directed by Teddy Chan (The Accidental Spy). Before we get into the review of the film, let’s check out some stats.

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1kOne of the first things I am going to say about this film before I start reviewing the stats is that this is one hell of a film. In my opinion, Asian cinema has always been on top of the game when it comes to Martial Arts films. Anyways, Yen’s character has about 27 kills/knockouts which are spaced out a lot because most of the film is a spectator until he is unleashed for that final duel. He doesn’t really have an origin story other than the fact that he is the number one master in all of China which is why Fung Yu-Sao is after him in the first place. He does have a love interest that you meet in the film and she is the one that ends up getting hurt besides that all of his friends who are martial artists end up dying. You’ll have to watch the film to see how Fung Yu-Sao is defeated in the film cause it’s not what you expect and that is what I loved about it. I expected a really big battle and a big finish, but the way it ends is actually satisfying enough. The action and fight scenes in this film are where it’s at because the character of Fung Yu-Sau is a complete savage in the film that you are baffled that he is that good. The fight between Yen’s character and the main villain is by far the best fight of the film as some of the others are little too quick. I am a huge fan of this film and I strongly recommend it to everyone. That is why I am giving it 4.2 fists out of five for a final grade.

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