A devoted son fights for his father's past and his own future in this martial arts adventure from director Wong Ming Sing. Upon returning home to rebuild his life, the son is shocked to learn that his father is planning to sell his martial arts school to a rival teacher. In an attempt to ensure that the renowned school doesn't fall into the right hands, the son agrees to compete in a winner-takes-all fight that will determine the true owner once and for all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Poor, illogical scripting, mediocre martial art choreography, with slow, over dramatic acting, dooms this movie. I love martial arts movies, and Sammo Hung, but this movie was so boring at times, I had to fast forward the movie, something reserved for some pretty bad movies. Sammo Hung's son, Sammy needs some acting and martial arts instruction from his great Dad, as he lacks his fathers charisma and talent. The problem with this movie is that it does not really define Choy Li Fat as a style. The bar was set really high with Donnie Yen's Ip Man series. There you will find out what is Wing Chun Kung Fu, and its choreography really demonstrates it. The contrast between Sammo Hung's portrayal of Hung Gar vs Donnie Yen's Wing Chun is clear and enlightening. Too bad in Choy Li Fat, you don't really see an accurate demonstration of this great style. Soft recommended.