However Hao Jie doesn't feel abundant with what he had,and he is obsessed with wealth and victories. His greed and haughtiness devastated himself.
He is betrayed by his apprentice Cao Man (Nicholas Tse) whom he trusted.
His young daughter is killed,and dead right in front of him and he is left by his wife (Fan Bing Bing).
During his grieve,he met Wu Dao (Jackie Chan)-a cook in Shaolin temple- who taught him the meaning of life.
Hao Jie decided to repent and live in Shaolin temple as a monk,rebuilding himself with the Buddhist teachings
Apparently,Cao Man knows he is still alive,he bring his army and destroy the whole Shaolin.
Monks fight with the army in order to protect the citizens and situation aggravated when the British colonies attack them.
I sobbed in many parts of the scenes,the saddest parts were when Hao Jie's daughter died,the elderly of the monk died kneeling,the monk who sacrificed himself,Hao Jie died in Buddha's palm,and many more.
This movie taught a lot of morale lessons and Buddhist teachings which are very pure and fascinating. Told that Karma does exist and everything you did is everything you'll get.
I'm proud of it.
- Directed & Produced by Benny Chan
- Written by Alan Yuen
- Starring Andy Lau, Nicholas Tse, Jackie Chan, Fan Bingbing, Wu Jing, Yu Shaoqun, Xing Yu, Yue Hoi, Hung Yan Yan, Bai Bing
- Music by Nicolas Errèra, Anthony Chue (additional music) Cinematography Anthony Pun Yiu-Ming
- Editing by Yau Chi-Wai
- Studio Emperor Motion Pictures/China Film Group Corporation/Huayi Brothers Media Corporation/Beijing Silver Moon Productions Ltd./China Songshan Shaolin Temple Culture Communication Center
- Distributed by Emperor Motion Pictures
- Running time 131 minutes
- Country Hong Kong
- Language Cantonese, Mandarin, English