Review: THE FINAL MASTER (2016) - A Thrilling Wing Chun Refresher
To date, I had never seen a Xu Haofeng-directed film. Thus, the weekend was glowing with opportunity for me in this instance - that is, getting to experience a genuine kung fu movie at AMC Empire 25 in the heart of Times Square, New York City, and you're literally swimming in sound as you enter one of the zig-zagging corridors of the room, which really did this film justice for its theatrical entertainment value. Incidentally, this was also my second stab at a Liao Fan film since catching him in Jackie Chan's CZ12 just last year on VoD - Frankly, I've forgotten that film, as forgettable as it is (save for its obvious star power), but its in films like Xu's The Final Master that you're not completely left wondering what happened in the breadth of an hour and forty minutes. Point in fact, it's hard to forget and you're left wanting more, if anything.
|Photo courtesy of Cheryl Lewis behind the lens - From L to R: Ricky Barksdale, Tony Sre, myself and Malay Kim.|