This. Also, I got a huge geek on for the fact that I could look at some of the fight scenes, especially between Chen Zhen and his Japanese 'mentor' and go ZOMG, it's kempo just from having watched waaaay too much Ranma over the years. *blushes*
Always up for a good FeiHung movie, regardless of who is playing him. IM is a just plain fun movie, plus it has great fight scenes, is highly unusual in that the nigh-unstoppable master martial artist is the bad guy, and the two heroes have to work together to defeat him. Really hard.
It reminds me of a CWTA favorite, T'ai Chi Master II (which was filmed in Shifu's home town) - a ton and a half of fun, and almost ridiculously wholesome at the same time. (Also, it has wushu tango.)
Yes, you, lass.. *geeks a bit more 'cause you've studied bagua*
Well, I believe you mostly just have my word on that. But it is funny about how persistent one's self-image can be. In my head I'm still bespectacled geek chick (and, well, it's not like I'm not bespectacled and geeky) - and in some ways, training in the same setting for so long made it easier not to see how much I'd changed. D Sigong was so right that I needed to be out on my own for a while.
I only have a couple of years of bagua, and never when I was soley focused on it, though I'd love to study more. For years it was the one art I could see challenging the position Chen had in my heart... but that was before I met Shaolin Long. (Really, it's sometimes hard for me to convince myself that Chen and Dragon aren't really the same style. At least when I do them.)