When people talk about Donnie Yen’s best movies I’m always surprised that Legend of the Fist doesn’t get more love; it’s certainly one of my favourites as it’s beautifully shot, has a great story and most importantly has this awesome fight scene at the end which is a nice tribute to Bruce Lee who starred in the original Fist of Fury.
Plot: Seven years after the apparent death of Chen Zhen, who was shot after discovering who was responsible for his teacher’s death (Huo Yuanjia) in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. A mysterious stranger arrives from overseas and befriends a local mafia boss. That man is a disguised Chen Zhen, who intends to infiltrate the mob when they form an alliance with the Japanese.
Disguising himself as a caped fighter by night, Chen intends to take out everyone involved as well as get his hands on an assassination list prepared by the Japanese.