This is not the typical fighting movie. It is also definitely not for an immature audience.
****This movie takes multiple viewings to truly appreciate.
Huo Yuanjia, Jet Li, starts the movie off by defeating 3 people in a row and before the 4th fight he has a flashback. During this flashback you see him as a child, where he watches his dad get defeated, his dad would not land the final blow. After this he fights his dads opponents' son... and loses. Huo then vows to never be defeated again.
The movie goes on to show how his "adulthood" played out. Needless to say, he was not the best role model and takes the life of another in a fight.
After he learns it was all for not, he leaves and travels until a small tribe takes him in. While with these people he learns what he has done wrong and truly takes it to heart. *speed up about 20 minutes* and we are back to the final fight: Huo and Tanaka. [you will know the reason if you watch the movie].
Tanaka knows that the Japanese business man played dirty and declares Huo the winner, Huo used a similar punch from earlier that killed someone-- but did not follow through with it. Tanaka declares Huo the winner and Huo shortly dies afterwards.
The end scene of the movie is the best in my opinion, the ghost of Huo is training and Moon can feel his presence.
Anyone who would say only Jet Li fans and martial art fans would like this, did not understand the movie fully.
Definitely not for kids or most teens(they will not understand the reasons in the movie).
This title contains:
Positive role models
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking