History Film / IronMonkey

8th Jun '17 12:57:23 PM Vahti
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Through a series of misunderstandings, Wong Kei-Ying is mistaken as the Iron Monkey by the corrupt local guards. At his trial, however, the REAL Iron Monkey shows up and wreaks havoc, and Wong fights him to a stalemate. Seeing this, the government instead hires Wong to take down the Iron Monkey himself. As added incentive, they [[KickTheDog take his son hostage]] and [[RaceAgainstTheClock give him one week to do it]].

Meanwhile, because the lecherous magistrate has proved incapable of apprehending Iron Monkey, the corrupt Manchu government sends a treacherous Shaolin monk to replace him, setting the stage for a cataclysmic final battle atop a forest of poles in a literal sea of fire.

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Through a series of misunderstandings, Wong Kei-Ying is mistaken as for the Iron Monkey by the corrupt local guards. At his trial, however, the REAL Iron Monkey shows up and wreaks havoc, and Wong fights him to a stalemate. Seeing this, the government instead hires Wong to take down the Iron Monkey himself. As added incentive, they [[KickTheDog take his son hostage]] and [[RaceAgainstTheClock give him one week to do it]].

Meanwhile, because the lecherous magistrate has proved incapable of apprehending Iron Monkey, the corrupt Manchu government sends a treacherous Shaolin monk to replace him, setting the stage for a cataclysmic final battle [[spoiler: atop a forest of poles in a literal sea of fire.
fire]].



%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Hing-hung.

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%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Hing-hung.Hin-hung.



* BadAssBookWorm: Yang is simultaneously an exceptionally competent doctor and a guy who can beat up Shaolin monks and guards without breaking a sweat.
%%* BattleCouple: Iron Monkey and Orchid.
%%* BigBad: Hing-hung

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* BadAssBookWorm: Yang is simultaneously an exceptionally competent doctor and a guy who can beat up Shaolin monks and guards without breaking a sweat.
sweat. Of course, so is Wong Kei-Ying.
* BattleAmongstTheFlames: Iron Monkey and Wong Kei-Ying are afraid they might have to do this [[spoiler: if they take too long and the poles burn down in the final fight]].
%%* BattleCouple: Iron Monkey and Miss Orchid.
%%* BigBad: Hing-hungHin-hung.
* BratsWithSlingshots: Fei-Hung can't stop using his slingshot to interfere in situations, which causes him (and his father) trouble every time he does it.



* DressingAsTheEnemy: Yang and Orchid pretend to be an inspecter and his assistant in order to both provide more food to the townspeople and also extort the magistrate for money.



%%* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Chief Fox]].

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%%* * FlashbackEffects: During Miss Orchid's flashback, the screen hue turns a vibrant blue.
*
HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Chief Fox]].Fox undergoes this after Hin-hung abuses Fei-Hung one too many times]].



* LetsYouAndHimFight: The Iron Monkey and Yang battle in the movie before [[spoiler: joining forces.]]

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* IHaveTheHighGround: [[spoiler: The entirety of the final fight takes place on wooden poles above a fiery ground.]]
* LetsYouAndHimFight: The Iron Monkey and Yang Wong Kei-Ying battle in the movie before [[spoiler: joining forces.]]]]
* MenDontCry: Fei-Hung starts to cry when he believes his father and Dr. Yang have to leave to escape the authorities, and Kei-Ying counters with "men only shed blood, not tears." Immediately subverted as both father and son turn away from each other so they can cry without the other seeing.



* PassingTheTorch: Yang implies he is doing this by training Fei-Hung in his unique style of martial arts, though he also states that Orchid is more than capable of carrying on his legacy as well.



* TroubledBackstoryFlashback: Hinted at during the beginning of the movie, and explored later on. During Orchid's flashback, we learn that [[spoiler: she met Yang because he helped deliver her baby; she was a prostitute at a brothel, and it's implied that she became pregnant from one of her clients. Unfortunately, her baby was stillborn, and instead of giving her time to grieve, the owner of the brothel insisted that she immediately get back to serving customers. In a rage, she attacked him with a pair of scissors and was more than ready to die, but Yang defended her, bought her out of the brothel's service, and took her under his wing as his apprentice]].



%%* WireFu: Lots of it.

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%%* * WhatTheHellHero: The townspeople's reaction to Wong Kei-Ying after he offers to catch the Iron Monkey so the magistrate will stop harassing them. Everyone refuses to sell food to him, and even refuse to return his money after taking it and not selling him anything. The only people that ARE willing to sell to him are quickly abused and deterred. Fortunately for him, Kei-Ying finds himself in front of Dr. Yang's clinic just when he starts getting desperate.
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WireFu: Lots Mostly Iron Monkey and occasionally Wong Kei-Ying [[spoiler: and Orchid]]; until Hin-hung shows up, none of it.the antagonists use this.
8th Jun '17 12:05:20 PM Vahti
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* Real Song Theme Tune: Wong Fei-Hung's theme song, used in countless other media to the same effect, and originating as a folk song called "On the General's Orders", but now commonly referred to as "A Man Should Strive to Better Himself".

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* Real Song Theme Tune: RealSongThemeTune: Wong Fei-Hung's theme song, used in countless other media to the same effect, and originating as a folk song called "On the General's Orders", but now commonly referred to as "A Man Should Strive to Better Himself".
8th Jun '17 12:04:58 PM Vahti
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The titular hero of this film is Doctor Yang Tian-Chun, philanthropist and master martial artist who runs the only clinic in town. He overcharges the rich and corrupt patients and offers free care to the poor by day. By night, he dons the Iron Monkey costume and goes around beating up corrupt monks and stealing money from the greedy politicians. [[FolkHero Hero to the poor,]] menace to [[CorruptBureaucrat the rich]].

So, while Yang is busy [[CrowningMomentOfFunny patching up the guards he was beating the crap out of last night and making polite conversation with the man obsessed with catching him]], a new doctor, Wong Kei-Ying, arrives in town and is the victim of an attempted mugging. Wong Kei Ying is one of the Ten Tigers of Canton, the ten greatest warriors of RealLife 19th Century Southern China. Travelling with him is his young son [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong]] [[DrunkenMaster Fei-Hung]], who will one day inherit his father's Canton Clinic of ''Po Chi Lam'' and his title as the Tenth Tiger.

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The titular hero of this film is Doctor Yang Tian-Chun, a philanthropist and master martial artist who runs the only clinic in town. He overcharges the rich and corrupt patients and offers free care to the poor by day. By night, he dons the Iron Monkey costume and goes around beating up corrupt monks and stealing money from the greedy politicians. [[FolkHero Hero to the poor,]] menace to [[CorruptBureaucrat the rich]].

So, while While Yang is busy [[CrowningMomentOfFunny patching up the guards he was beating the crap out of last night and making polite conversation with the man obsessed with catching him]], a new doctor, man named Wong Kei-Ying, Kei-Ying arrives in town and is immediately becomes the victim of an attempted mugging. Wong Kei Ying Kei-Ying is one of the Ten Tigers of Canton, the ten greatest warriors of RealLife 19th Century Southern China. China, as well as a well-regarded doctor. Travelling with him is his young son [[Film/OnceUponATimeInChina Wong]] [[DrunkenMaster Fei-Hung]], who will one day inherit his father's Canton Clinic of ''Po Chi Lam'' and his title status as the Tenth Tiger.a folk hero.


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* Real Song Theme Tune: Wong Fei-Hung's theme song, used in countless other media to the same effect, and originating as a folk song called "On the General's Orders", but now commonly referred to as "A Man Should Strive to Better Himself".
8th Jun '17 11:31:13 AM Vahti
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* HandHolding: Pays off in a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}. Early in the film, Fei-Hung sees a child holding his father's hand and tries to do the same with his father, only to be scolded for not acting more mature. Later, once the two are reunited, while Wong Kei-Ying praises Fei-Hung for having matured during their separation, he grabs onto Fei-Hung's hand and is clearly reluctant to let go, a fact which doesn't escape Fei-Hung's notice.


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* HoldingHands: Pays off in a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}. Early in the film, Fei-Hung sees a child holding his father's hand and tries to do the same with his father, only to be scolded for not acting more mature. Later, once the two are reunited, while Wong Kei-Ying praises Fei-Hung for having matured during their separation, he grabs onto Fei-Hung's hand and is clearly reluctant to let go, a fact which doesn't escape Fei-Hung's notice.
8th Jun '17 11:30:33 AM Vahti
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* CrowningMomentofHeartwarming: Early in the film, Fei-Hung sees a child holding his father's hand and tries to do the same with his father, only to be scolded for not acting more mature. Later, once the two are reunited, while Wong Kei-Ying praises Fei-Hung for having matured during their separation, he grabs onto Fei-Hung's hand and is clearly reluctant to let go, a fact which doesn't escape Fei-Hung's notice.


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* HandHolding: Pays off in a {{Crowning Moment of Heartwarming}}. Early in the film, Fei-Hung sees a child holding his father's hand and tries to do the same with his father, only to be scolded for not acting more mature. Later, once the two are reunited, while Wong Kei-Ying praises Fei-Hung for having matured during their separation, he grabs onto Fei-Hung's hand and is clearly reluctant to let go, a fact which doesn't escape Fei-Hung's notice.
8th Jun '17 11:29:13 AM Vahti
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* CallingYourAttacks: All of the named characters do this. Wong Fei-Hung does it specifically to annoy his enemies.

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* CallingYourAttacks: All of the named characters do this. Wong Fei-Hung does it specifically to annoy his enemies.enemies (as well as reinforce his less-than-stellar memory).


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* CrowningMomentofHeartwarming: Early in the film, Fei-Hung sees a child holding his father's hand and tries to do the same with his father, only to be scolded for not acting more mature. Later, once the two are reunited, while Wong Kei-Ying praises Fei-Hung for having matured during their separation, he grabs onto Fei-Hung's hand and is clearly reluctant to let go, a fact which doesn't escape Fei-Hung's notice.
8th Jun '17 11:22:52 AM Vahti
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It's implied that the Iron Monkey [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Fei-hung inspired the real-life folk hero]].)

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It's implied that the Iron Monkey [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wong_Fei-hung inspired the real-life folk hero]].)
hero]].



* ChainPain; Pulling a melee weapon on Iron Monkey will inevitably cause him to break out his chain weapon in response.

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* ChainPain; Pulling ChainPain: While he usually resorts to bare-fisted martial arts against clearly less-skilled opponents, a competent fighter pulling a melee weapon on Iron Monkey will inevitably cause him to break out his chain weapon in response.
8th Jun '17 9:52:43 AM Vahti
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* {{SuspectisHatless}}: Iron Monkey's outfit is loose and all black, also covering every facial feature except the eyes, so when Yang suggests one of his neighbors as the titular thief, Fox just sighs and says that everyone's starting to look like they could be the Iron Monkey.

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* {{SuspectisHatless}}: {{Suspect is Hatless}}: Iron Monkey's outfit is loose and all black, also covering every facial feature except the eyes, so when Yang suggests one of his neighbors as the titular thief, Fox just sighs and says that everyone's starting to look like they could be the Iron Monkey.
8th Jun '17 9:52:15 AM Vahti
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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: The Witch gets metal balls shot into her eye and she tried to keep fighting!]]

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: The Witch gets metal balls shot into her eye and she tried tries to keep fighting!]]



* SuspectisHatless: Iron Monkey's outfit is loose and all black, also covering every facial feature except the eyes, so when Yang suggests one of his neighbors as the titular thief, Fox just sighs and says that everyone's starting to look like they could be the Iron Monkey.

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* SuspectisHatless: {{SuspectisHatless}}: Iron Monkey's outfit is loose and all black, also covering every facial feature except the eyes, so when Yang suggests one of his neighbors as the titular thief, Fox just sighs and says that everyone's starting to look like they could be the Iron Monkey.
8th Jun '17 9:13:22 AM Vahti
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* CallingYourAttacks: All of the named characters do this. Wong Fei-Hung does it specifically to annoy his enemies.
* ChainPain; Pulling a melee weapon on Iron Monkey will inevitably cause him to break out his chain weapon in response.
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