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Friday, Apr 25, 2014

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Movie pick: Iceman 3D

The New Paper | Tan Kee Yun | Friday, Apr 25, 2014

CHINA - Hong Kong martial arts superstar Donnie Yen is 50 years old, but doesn't look a day past 35, thanks to his stoic demeanour and incredible gongfu chops.

In his latest action comedy vehicle Iceman 3D, he plays one of three Ming Dynasty warriors (alongside Chinese actors Wang Baoqiang and Yu Kang) who are frozen in time following a snowstorm.

They are transported - 400 years later - to modern-day Hong Kong, where Yen's character falls in love with a bar hostess (Eva Huang).

If you're a fan of Yen's Ip Man movies, there is nothing groundbreaking about the action set pieces here. You'd enjoy the film's humour though, which is crass yet charming.

Yen swears constantly, pees in the open and in one scene, drinks from a toilet bowl, thinking it's an ancient well.

This article was published on April 23 in The New Paper.

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