History YMMV / OnceUponATimeInChina

25th May '16 6:41:01 AM AceOfScarabs
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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKiT3icMYM "To Be A Hero", the heart-stirring theme song of the franchise,]] based on the traditional Chinese Ballad ''Jiang Jun Ling'' (''General's Orders''). A hot-blooded song that tells you to "shine brighter than the sun!" It iss also known as "男兒當自強" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2by2y3gkjcA A Man Should Strengthen Himself]], and is often sung in Cantonese. Be careful - it's a potent EarWorm.

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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKiT3icMYM "To Be A Hero", the heart-stirring theme song of the franchise,]] based on the traditional Chinese Ballad ''Jiang Jun Ling'' (''General's Orders''). A hot-blooded song that tells you to "shine brighter than the sun!" It iss is also known as "男兒當自強" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2by2y3gkjcA A Man Should Strengthen Himself]], and is often sung in Cantonese. Be careful - it's a potent EarWorm.
25th May '16 6:40:42 AM AceOfScarabs
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* AwesomeMusic: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKiT3icMYM "To Be A Hero", the heart-stirring theme song of the franchise,]] based on the traditional Chinese Ballad ''Jiang Jun Ling'' (''General's Orders''). A hot-blooded song that tells you to "shine brighter than the sun!" It iss also known as "男兒當自強" - [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2by2y3gkjcA A Man Should Strengthen Himself]], and is often sung in Cantonese. Be careful - it's a potent EarWorm.



* CrowningMusicOfAwesome - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDKiT3icMYM "To Be A Hero", the heart-stirring theme song of the franchise,]] based on the traditional Chinese Ballad ''Jiang Jun Ling'' (''General's Orders''). A hot-blooded song that tells you to "shine brighter than the sun!"
** Be careful - it's a potent EarWorm.
2nd Jan '16 10:09:24 AM ACW
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*CompleteMonster:
**[[BigBad Jackson]], an American dignitary in the first film, is a corrupt sociopath who runs a side business selling the Chinese as slaves, especially selling attractive women as prostitutes. Using the Shaho Gang as his personal army of thugs, Jackson orders an attack on the province's governor and hero Wong Fei-Hung at an opera, having his men fire into the crowd of civilians. When confronted by Fei-Hung at the end, Jackson attempts to use the Governor as a hostage while trying to kill Fei-Hung and his friends.
**Jackson's corrupt partner, the [[NoNameGiven unnamed leader]] of the Shaho Gang, participates in the massacre at the opera house and abducts innocents to be sold in Jackson's slave trade. Terrorizing the province and murdering at will, the Shaho Leader also kidnaps Wong Fei-Hung's LoveInterest, Aunt 13, and makes clear his intention to rape her. When she fights back, he attempts to drag her to a boiler to burn her face off.
4th Oct '14 2:01:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* UnfortunateImplications - White people in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians. While this is not a totally unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time by any means, the fact that a lot of things portrayed (like the massacre in Canton) flatout did not happen does not help.

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* UnfortunateImplications - White people in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians. While this is not a totally unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time by any means, the fact that a lot of things portrayed (like the massacre in Canton) flatout did not happen does not help.----
30th May '14 11:12:20 PM Turtler
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* UnfortunateImplications - White people in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians, but frankly this is not an unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time.

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* UnfortunateImplications - White people in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians, but frankly barbarians. While this is not an a totally unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time.time by any means, the fact that a lot of things portrayed (like the massacre in Canton) flatout did not happen does not help.
27th Apr '14 2:52:07 PM rzorrz
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** Be careful - it's a potent EarWorm.



* UnfortunateImplications - Americans in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians, but frankly this is not an unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time.

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* UnconventionalLearningExperience: Even if the series runs on RuleOfCool and ArtisticLicenseHistory, it still neatly covers the final years of Imperial China. Never heard about unequal treaties? Or maybe the fact that China was ruled by Manchurians? Or how Western powers tried to slice pieces of China for themselves? Then please, take a seat.
* UnfortunateImplications - Americans White people in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians, but frankly this is not an unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time.
16th Jan '13 12:11:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AlasPoorVillain - The death of Master Yen Jer Dong under the gunfire of American mercenaries.
10th Jan '13 12:30:43 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster - With few exceptions, the Western invaders. Also, the Chinese people who sell out their people to the West.
** Inverted in the second movie, where the villains are a violent Chinese cult and the corrupt Chinese government. The British ambassador can even arguably be considered heroic.



* UnfortunateImplications - Americans in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians, but frankly this is not an entirely unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time.

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* UnfortunateImplications - Americans in this series are mostly portrayed as violent, greedy, trigger-happy barbarians, but frankly this is not an entirely unfair picture of the behaviour of Westerners in China at the time.
13th Jul '12 12:08:43 AM erforce
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* RetroactiveRecognition - Marvelous as Donnie Yen's performance as AntiVillain General Narlan Yuenshu was in ''Once Upon A Time In China 2'' (in which he actually won the ''Best Supporting Actor Trophy'' of the Hong Kong Oscars in 1993), nobody expected him to rise to the success of portraying Wing-Chun master ''IpMan'' almost 15 years later.....
12th Dec '11 9:13:00 AM MagBas
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* EvenBetterSequel - Part 2, though YourMileageMayVary.

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* EvenBetterSequel - Part 2, though YourMileageMayVary.2.
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