The fight scenes, however, are done exceptionally well. Even though the wires werenít overused, I still feel that they werenít necessary. This is based on a true story and the wires tend to distract from that. The acting was also very good with Jet Li turning in another stoic, yet vulnerable performance that heís mastered over the years. The film is entirely dedicated to his character, so the supporting cast really doesnít bare much responsibility.
I really enjoyed this film and itís clear that it has learned from its predecessors in that it doesnít make a lot of the same mistakes. Itís more than just a martial arts film, but it doesnít beat you over the head with spirituality or deeper meaning. There are a lot of great fights and stunts, but the wires are used sparingly and there are very few special effects. Overall, FEARLESS hits on all levels and makes for a good flick.
A Fearless Journey (16:05): This is pretty much a promotional piece for the film. It briefly touches on the fact that this will be Jet Liís final martial arts film. It spends most of its time discussing the true meaning of Wushu and how that plays out in the film. Itís decent, but kind of a let down after watching that deleted scene.