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Kiss of the Dragon is set in France, which is not your typical setting for kung fu action. Jet Li plays a Chinese cop named Liu Jian, one of China's best, sent to France to help the authorities there nab a Chinese drug dealer. The expected drug bust goes as far removed from planned as can be (at least from Liu Jian's point of view). The whole thing was a set-up by the French police chief (played to the despicable max by Tcheky Karyo), leaving Liu Juan on the run and accused of murder. Liu Juan must evade the authorities and somehow get the proof he needs to put the real bad guy away.Read more ›
The fight scenes are incredible and full of impact. The story, which carries a very dark tone, never lags. You really feel a sense of hatred towards the main villain and feel for the prostitute. Finally, a martial arts movie where the story isn't ridiculous. There are occasional exaggerated scenes, but in all honesty, they gel well with the flow.
When anyone asks for an action film, I always have recommended this. I also warn them that this action film contains a plot...so don't be surprised. There are not many films out there that pull this off...the one other one that really stands out at the moment is the "Bourne Identity." Only "Kiss" has more martial arts. Love it!
The story was not bad; it was good for a martial arts action movie. Personally I would have made the movie a bit longer (like 10 or 20 minutes) to make sure people know exactly why things are going on. Its workable but would have been perfect with a little bit of information. The big one in the beginning such as the French investigator and the Chinese drug boss, the movie doesn't tell you their connection exactly but it's implied.
Li is an overly devoted cop, so he doesn't have much to work with until he meets Fonda's character, there his character is not just doing the job but being a character. Fonda's character used to be addicted to drugs and is a forced-to-be prostitute. So her reactions were pretty not bad for Fonda's acting and I thought she did a good job for her given character.
The score is done by Craig Armstrong (from Massive Attack), which is cool of techno/orchestra. Also there are some hip-hop songs thrown in two of the fight scenes.Read more ›
In the end, even from a Jet Li movie, we want to see a good fight over story. The big fight in this film is between 2 twins (one is twice as big as the other, amusingly) and Jet Li. It takes place inside an office building with cubicles surrounded by glass, which gets constanly shattered during the nearly 4 minute fight scene. Its a great great great scene that is fun to watch.
I won't get into the story of Kiss of The Dragon, but know this: I found it to be highly engaging and high quailty work for an American Jet Li film. The fights are great too!
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A great Jet Li movie. Also a great action one as well. Highly recommend it for any fans of the genre.Published 19 days ago by Ubaldo Orosco
One of Jet Li's best movies in my opinion hands down!!! I am a Martial Arts freak and I kove Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa movies. But this movie is one of my all time favorite. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ali Saadat
love kung fu movies, this was a great one , also the service was great. thx you.Published 5 months ago by ruben aguillen
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