View Full Version : Jet Li's Shaolin Temple
01-02-2010, 10:46 PM
Would you agree this film is pretty average compared to other mainland films, such as South Shaolin Master and Pride's Deadly Fury? After watching this again recently, I judged Jet's performance as being inferior to two other guys in plain white, who were performing better Wu Shu IMO. One faught during the end fight at the other end of the harbour to where Jet was fighting the bad guy; the other in the penultimate fight on top of a narrow wall (and on the ground). Jet didn't do any animal styles, but the other 2 Wu Shu guys did!
01-03-2010, 10:08 PM
I thought it was very good myself. Better than South Shaolin Master.
01-03-2010, 11:59 PM
I remember being really dissaponited with it, after all the hype and build up it got, I rushed back from working in Switerland just to watch it, I could have stayed there an extra week, but the power of kung was too much I had to see it. After the first training scene with the 13 pole monks I thought yes this is going to be the best film ever made, but it went down hill form then on. Jet's traning scene was fantastic, and the story was quite well told,
I think in terms of movie making and structure good story telling Prides deadly fury is the best mainland martial arts film, Intrestingly the film star Lin Jin FEng was the coach of The beijing Wu Shu team of who jet was a key player. they should re make Pride's deadly fury with Scott Adkins and Mike J white as the western fighters and get a new guy to fight em, I'm a bit tired of donnie and co they are getting a bit dull.
01-05-2010, 10:02 AM
That's a good photo, seeing all the veterans of the mainland classics together in one shot! :nerd:
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