All action movie stars have their long and uneasy journey to become famous, for instance, Donnie Yen was an unknown actor in 1980s, until he rose to fame when playing the rival of Jet Li in “ Once Upon a Time in China II” in 1992; Wu Jing entered the movie industry in 1990s but he was not widely noticed by the audience. Until he played an antagonist in “SPL: Sha Po Lang” in 2005, there was a scene mentioned he fought with Donnie Yen fiercely at a cold alley. His memorable image of blond hair and white shirt at the movie establishes his celebrity status!
The recent hit movie of Wu, “Wolf Warrior 2” hits the box office excellently. The whole movie is meticulously calculated how to evoke the Patriotism of the national people, as well as revealing the multi faces of the economic booming process in China, including how the real estate monopoly oppresses the residents, the Chinese business people took advantages from a confused situation and their ugly side of being successful! The movie background was set in a civil war in an African country, where the joint army force of rebel army and national army kill so many innocent citizens and Chinese immigrants, the plot was supposed to make sense when the main protagonist Leng Feng fights for the innocent people. However, when I saw Leng Feng fought against the whole army, machine guns, cannons, tanks on his own, which is extremely exhausted to watch. The so called “Patriotism” is just a hard selling method for the product!
反觀他的上一部作品「戰狼 l 」的格局雖然比較少，但多了人情味，包括男女主角的微妙感情和軍人之間的互相扶持，動作戲多了戰術運用和團隊合作，雖然未算完美，起碼令人看得舒服多了!兩套電影都有中國白酒茅台出現，借豪飲白酒來展現軍人豪邁氣概，痛快淋漓，算是酒中有戲了!
In contrary, Wu’s previous collection “Wolf Warrior”, has more touching scenes, including the delicate love between the main male and female characters, and the mutual support between army. The action scenes involves more tactics and team-work. Although the movie is not perfect, at least it makes the audience feel more comfortable to watch! Both movies embody the Chinese Baiju scene- Maotai, and reflects the heroic spirits of the soldiers.