International kungfu star Jet Li has been busy promoting his new martial arts movie Fearless since its premiere at Beijing's New Oriental Plaza last Friday. The movie is scheduled to hit screens today and he considers it his "most important martial arts picture.
Li himself describes it as a labor of love and hopes to convey one main message through the movie: live your life positively. He practiced and taught "mi zong quan," also known as "my jhong," a Shaolin style kungfu based on deception.
To the Chinese, Huo is a national hero because he competed and won many judo and kungfu competitions. His victories were particularly important because they occurred at a time when China was under the heavy influence of foreign powers.
Li explained that the movie is less a story of Huo Yuanjia the man than it is an expression of his spiritual path. Preparations for the movie started in It was also incidentally the time that Li discovered that , people in China commit suicide every year. He hopes the movie encourages those who have lost faith in life to be strong again. As big a national hero as Huo might be, there are few written records of him or his life.
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Li admitted that much of the movie's plot is fiction, although settings and time periods are based on fact. Li can relate to Huo's story because he, too, has been through his fair share of ups and downs, having worked hard to make his mark in Hollywood and Hong Kong. I've tried to reflect the philosophies of people my age in the movie.
And the main message that I hope to convey through the movie is: live your life positively," Li said. Fearless will be his last movie that has martial arts as its core subject matter. Li said he no longer wants to make movies in this genre because he has said all he has to about martial arts through movies.
But he will continue doing action and kungfu movies because, to him, the three are of different genres. Routines are open hand or with weapons. The performance is a spectacular show.
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