Buddha's Fist

release year: 1980
genre: Hong Kong martial arts
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/22/99
what I expected: lots of rapid-fire action
what I got: that, with a minimal plot

synopsis: Murder and plotting mar a young man's return to his hometown.

impressions: This had a lot of action, and high-quality action - much superior to the Hollywood action scenes we usually see. Still, I don't really care for movies like this, because they tend to be too lighthearted (lightheaded) for my tastes.

acting: Decent, though it was all subtitled for those of us who don't know any Eastern languages.

the good: Great, realistic martial arts scenes.

the bad: Confusing plot, slow parts.

final word: Worth seeing if you like this genre.

rating: C

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