Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen had made a number of kung fu classics including Iron Monkey, Hero and SPL – but is he a worthy cinematic successor to Bruce Lee? Photo: Reuters/Pichi ChuangHong Kong action star Donnie Yen had made a number of kung fu classics including Iron Monkey, Hero and SPL – but is he a worthy cinematic successor to Bruce Lee? Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen had made a number of kung fu classics including Iron Monkey, Hero and SPL – but is he a worthy cinematic successor to Bruce Lee? Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

Bruce Lee’s worthy heir? Martial arts star Donnie Yen’s 7 best films – from Hero to Iron Monkey

Martial arts cinema was defined by Bruce Lee’s kung fu in the 70s, Jackie Chan in the 80s and Jet Li in the 90s – but the 21st century belongs to Donnie Yen, whose career balances Hollywood hits such as Star Wars: Rogue One alongside a host of Hong Kong classics

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Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen had made a number of kung fu classics including Iron Monkey, Hero and SPL – but is he a worthy cinematic successor to Bruce Lee? Photo: Reuters/Pichi ChuangHong Kong action star Donnie Yen had made a number of kung fu classics including Iron Monkey, Hero and SPL – but is he a worthy cinematic successor to Bruce Lee? Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen had made a number of kung fu classics including Iron Monkey, Hero and SPL – but is he a worthy cinematic successor to Bruce Lee? Photo: Reuters/Pichi Chuang
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