Hello! I'm from US and I just saw your review for the movie "霍元甲". It was a great movie, but also funny that the fact so many aspects from the movie are make up as you mentioned on the review. You know, this movie is not really the work of Chinese, but a Hong Kong Film.
Not sure you knew it or not, the Hong Kong people mostly dislike the people from the china region, for you might be no difference and these days more chinese are immgarte to Hong Kong.... (apart from Hong Kong, Taiwan and "Guangdong". I am half Hong Kong or "Chinese" you can say and half American, we love martial arts, and likely to the point where we worship them, idolize martial artist (Such as Bruce Lee). Also lots of people here in washington go to Karate and Judo classes! My guess is, people want to make a movie of 霍元甲, but there isn't much to writes. So they decided to add more dramatic bull shit in to the movie.
I personally love the movie, I mean... it makes me want to learn one or two martial arts. However, accorded to Wikipedia, 霍元甲 where poison by the japanese, regardless it's true or not. Back then, as a american, Japan was part of the Axis of power, the japanese empire in back in the day is not playing to "good" side, the country are completely different to the Japan you know today. Because during WWII, Japan is a imperialistic, and extreme nationalism give pride and desire for the empire to grow and more aggressive. During to process of Japanese expansion, many countries suffers, so you have to understand there are lots of reason why the chinese dislike japanese people and try to make crap about them. Me, myself don't care shit, as longest there are good video game you guy are makin, then I'll stay being a happy boy :) (and im American, not chinese! ((well... half chinese)))
Again, not all chinese and american hate Japanese, so I believe not all Japanese dislike Chinese and American... right?
P.S. I love japanese video games! >:D