Thursday, July 19, 2007

Fearless: Jet Li (2006)

fearless, martial arts, movies"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself makes you fearless." - Lao Tzu

Fearless -- The story revolves around the real-life hero, Huo Yuan Jia (Jet Li) who lived during the beginning of the 20th century. He was a fighter who sought to be the strongest among all men in Shanghai in order to bring back his father's glory and their school's reputation.

Yuan Jia fought battle after battle, claiming lives, praises and death certificates until he was betrayed into fighting one of the greatest fighters in the city.

This fight drove him to seclusion, thinking that there is no hope left for him. Yuan Jia drifted to a village in a valley where he met a blind girl who would teach him to overcome his anxieties, develop his Missing Fist Style, discover the true meaning of courage and eventually become fearless.

Yuan Jia goes back to Shanghai where he reconciles with his best friend and decides to set up the Jingwu Sports Federation where he welcomes aspiring fighters and teaches them everything that he has learned. With his growing popularity, Yuan Jia is pitted into an inter-continental fight against the four major countries who are fighting over China. The colossal fight between Yuan Jia and a British boxer, a Spanish swordsman, a Belgian soldier, and a Japanese martial artist that happened in 1910 will forever remain an unforgettable day in Chinese history.