Almost epic in scope, Raging Fire may not always be believable, but it’s a constantly entertaining crime thriller with a great story. Doing the preliminary legwork to fully flesh-out its characters – on both sides of the badge – certainly pays off, since we’re far more invested in them when the bullets begin to fly. Donnie Yen has seldom been better, digging into a role that showcases both his physical and dramatic skills. This is, so far, the best action movie of the year.
Enter the Fat Dragon coasts on the novelty of its funny title and an action star willing to sit in the make-up chair a few more hours each day. Remove both and you still have the same plot, same characters and same jokes, funny or otherwise. The action and its star make the film watchable, though Donnie Yen is flirting with becoming Hong Kong’s own Nic Cage.
Big Brother is sort-of like Stand and Deliver…with fists. As such, the movie is a lot of fun, even as we’re rolling our eyes over the absurdity of it all.
The set up is pretty good you have a man not only targeting but also killing Martial Art experts and he’s killing the best in each discipline, the film in a way reminding me of Seven, not as dark but the killer is kind of close.
Oddly the thing I like the most about the film is the team dynamic, I’m a sucker for action films that have a team come together or recruited and even though not everyone works it does throw enough interesting actors at you where at least there’s something for everyone.
“Ip Man 3” movie is a definite must watch movie if you enjoy the previous two instalments and enjoy martial arts in general on the big screen.