Movie Date with 小淩 (33): Rise of the Legend

Who here’s on their holiday vacation already?

It’s a weekday, and I’m here going on a date with you.

Consider this an early Christmas present.

Chinese Title: 黄飞鸿之英雄有梦 Wong Fei Hung Zhi Ying Xiong You Meng / 黄飞鸿 Wong Fei Hung
Cast: Eddie Peng, Sammo Hung, May Wang, Boran Jing, Cho Lam Wong, Byron Mann, Jack Feng, Angelababy, Jin Zhang, Jun Jie Qin, Tai Yu Gqo, Tony Leung Ka Fai
Date Released: November 21, 2014 (China)
Download Links: 540p-ZASK (Mando version) 1.09GB (mkv) / English softsubs NONE ATM
Watch trailer: Mando vers. // Canto vers.

Plot: This is the story of a young Wong Fei Hung (played by Eddie Peng), who was destined to become one of China’s legendary martial arts master during his time. In the calamity of a nation, a Qing dynasty in reign, corruption spreads vast, and the people of a nation suffers and lives in misery. In order to regain peace and prosperity, a birth of a true hero rises from the soot of a darkened shadow. This is a prequel to such stories from Martial Club (1981) and Once Upon A Time In China (1991).

小淩: Before you start saying, “Oh man, not another Wong Fei Hung story.” This movie was quite refreshing to sit through. A lot of action, which I love. The film has some elemental resonance of Wu Xia (2011) vs. The Grandmaster (2013) footage. Seen it, wanna get over it, I so hope it’s not going to be a trend for such historical films. I need something new, and not necessarily high tech filming to get the story revamped.

Yet, the best part about this movie (in my opinion) is that I get to see the rebellious Wong Fei Hung, the delinquent orphaned Wong Fei Hung, who takes the wrong path and joins a gang for a comfort life. Who better to take on that mischievous role than Eddie Peng? I’m sick of some goody two shoes characters from the get-go. Being the badass Wong Fei Hung was fun to watch. He, of course, latter turned his life around to become a hero and a legendary icon (even more badass but in a good way and out of the shadows of secrecy), however that’ll reveal only several minutes towards the end of this film. That’s what’s so good about it though, seeing a bad boy struggle and transition into a good man for the long duration of the movie. It’s just that while doing so, seeing Eddie Peng with his glorious bulging muscles on top of such thrills was a bonus for me. I probably in most part was distracted by Eddie’s performance, this big bias belongs to Kaptain-A however I’m just filling in since she needs to recover from her injury, that’s because the side characters weren’t as important to me. I did drop a tear for a character named 小火 (Xiao Huo) “Little Fire” in his sacrifice.

And yes, I recognized a few Running Man China members in this movie. Angelababy and Wong Cho Lam, right? And Jerry Lee plays a General of the Zhao Dynasty in one of our current projects for The Empress of China. When I see these members in anything now, all I can think of is Run, Brother. Weird, (I) never would of noticed any of them… before… that show.

I don’t wanna spoil this good movie for you any further. I may exaggerate a little for a teaser, but it’s all good. I have to say, I was very impressed by Eddie Peng and his dedication in making this movie. I mean, I wasn’t giving him a standing ovation when it ended, however I see him in a different light now. A good one, of course. And for those interested in the Canto version, I am too, so I’ll be on the look out and will update when available. Enjoy!

  1. 4 thoughts on “Movie Date with 小淩 (33): Rise of the Legend

    For Eddie.. i’ll watch it on xmas holiday (since im not celebrating it, i have nothing to do on xmas day 😀 )! i hope there’s engsub for this movie 😀 thank you keane 🙂

  2. 4 thoughts on “Movie Date with 小淩 (33): Rise of the Legend

    eddie deserves a bigger place in that poster! boy was injured repeatedly in his movies. he just practices way too hard and too long!! it sounds interesting already! a delinquent wong fei hong. hehehe not the boring kind like his daddy. LOL

    thanks keane!

  3. 4 thoughts on “Movie Date with 小淩 (33): Rise of the Legend

    This is one of the best Christmas presents ever Keanie ( ̄ε ̄@)~ I love how in real life we would probably give each other cute pairs of socks or whatever, but on the internet it’s like: here, I’m posting a movie with your favourite actor while he’s doing lots of activities that make his muscles put on a pretty show~~

    I really can’t get enough of my Eddie squishie~ Even though he has 2 movies out, 1 movie for the summer, and just finished DMY, I want him back in another drama. I want him doing more mischievious roles which don’t involve him killing himself in the process, although I do admit that all his sports/martial-arts-oriented movies have been treats for the eyes (muscles, muscles everywhere ヽ(♡‿♡)ノ)

    Keane, you will soon be converted as a disciple to the holy shrine of Eddie, it’s just a matter of time “ψ(`∇´)ψ

  4. 4 thoughts on “Movie Date with 小淩 (33): Rise of the Legend

    Oh man, I have a lot of movies to download and watch in the upcoming weeks! Work will be over in two days. Must persevere!

    Yep. I didn’t recognize them at all but Run Brothers started everything. It doesn’t help that the majority of the members are from the same management agency so they have been friends for a very long time. When you see one, the other is just a few blocks away. 😛

    I hope he smiles a lot in this one so I can gif his handsome smile. ^_^

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