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Shaolin 2011 movie was something I and my family looked forward to. And we weren't disappointed! =D Thank you Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Wu Jing and miss Fan Bingbing!
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Shaolin 2011 Sypnosis
China is plunged into strife as feuding warlords try to expand their power by warring over neighboring lands. Fuelled by his success on the battlefield, young and arrogant Hao Jie sneers at Shaolin's masters when he beats one of them in a duel. But the pride comes before a fall. When his own family is wiped out by a rival warlord, Hao is forced to take refuge with the monks. As the civil unrest spreads and the people suffer, Hao and the Shaolin masters are forced to take a fiery stand against the evil warlords. They launch a daring plan or rescue and escape.
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Shaolin 2011 Cast
♥ Andy Lau as Hou Jie, the warlord / Jingjue, the Shaolin monk
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♥ Jackie Chan as Wudao, Shaolin's chef in the kitchen
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♥ Nicholas Tse as Cao Man, Hou Jie's deputy, then became the warlord
♥ Fan Bingbing as Yan Xi, Hou Jie's wife, mother of Hou Shengnan
♥ Wu Jing as Jingneng, Hou Jie's oldest senior, killed by Cao Man
♥ Xiao Liuna as Hou Shengnan, Hou Jie and Yan Xi's daughter
♥ Shi Xiao Hong as Song Hu, Hou Jie's brother
♥ Hung Yan-Yan as Suo Xiang Fu, the martial arts expert under Cao Man
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♥ Chen Zhi Hui as Huo Long, Hou Jie's rival
♥ Yu Hai as Shaolin's abbot
♥ Xing Yu as Jing Kong, Hou Jie's second senior
♥ Yu Shao Qun as Jing Hai, Hou Jie's third senior
♥ Liang Jing Ke as Song Hu's wife
♥ Bai Bing as Tian'er, the singer in the chinese restaurant
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This movie isn't mainly about kung fu actions or even the war in the late China era. I think it's about the emotional, heart-captivating story-the hardship people go through the cruelty of war, greed for more power and materialistic interest, how a family is torn apart by their own doings, cunning ploys and treachery, the heart breaking scenes of parents mourning the loss of their child, the very root of Shaolin teachings and their lifestyle and some patriotic values. It's amazing and definitely something different.
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The cast's acting definitely gave more points to the effect because I was practically, literally crying from the moment their daughter died until the end. It was non-stop sad scenes and I can't help it! When the movie ended and I was out from the cinema, I can see some people's eyes were still red and teary. This proved how crazily great the effect towards us the audience when we watched it.
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I like the fact that they put some patriotism in the movie because it's a good lesson to learn right? Youths nowadays aren't really aware or carry the same amount of pride and cherish our country's freedom like how our ancestors did. A lot of goof values to be learnt by kids but I think this movie won't be suitable for those in primary schools as there were some....blood and harsh scenes. xD
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What I Like about Shaolin 2011
♥ The Shaolin teachings of peace and seeing good in people. We all can learn something from it.
♥ Jackie Chan became a monk in this movie! It was so cute! xD He was still being Jackie Chan for his kung fu fighting was still funny at some part.
♥ Nicholas Tse being the bad guy. Hot hot hot!
♥ It's rare to see a movie shows bad turns good and good turns bad at one go with so many strong characters with different personalitites. Amazing.
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Shaolin 2011 Trailer
9/10. Wohoo! I'm definitely recommending this for you to watch.