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First I am not a film critic nor an expert in Martial Arts, but I admire athleticism and skill as well as a plausible story line. I am not into "violence" or Horror though (Tony Jaa crosses the line for me). I really enjoyed Doni Yen's performances in the Ip Man films, Hero, and Iron Monkey. I also enjoyed Jet Li in the earlier version that I think inspired this film. I did not enjoy this film as much despite the acting and fighting skills of Doni and the supporting cast. The action sequences were fine but were over too quickly and I was not really able to see or appreciate the skills being displayed. Elsewhere it seemed gratuitously violent. Also the opening scene was supposed to be from World War One but seemed far removed from the image of the trench warfare that it was infamous for. I am glad that I have seen it but I'll probably not play it again like I do with the other mentioned films.