Legend of Bruce Lee
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In and of itself, putting aside its misleading title and description, The Legend of Bruce Lee does have legs to stand on, albeit sometimes rather shaky ones. Bruce comes across as something of a juvenile delinquent who is constantly getting into fights (not always with good results). In an effort to improve his skills, he begins taking instruction in the art of Wing Chun kung fu, which includes some training in the art of blindfolded boxing (this comes after Bruce gets kicked around pretty convincingly by a blind man on the streets). After a time, he sort of abandons this type of fighting and begins training in the snake fist style. All of this training comes in handy because he can't walk a block without being attacked by a gang of kung fu thuds. The plot, what there is of it, is actually rather annoying, not to mention loosely tied together. The only real plot point comes when one of Bruce's friends is murdered and Bruce decides to avenge his friend's death.Read more ›
Noteworthy fights include a fight with the master of Blindfold Style king fu, a fight in a seedy motel, fights at various martial arts schools and good old street fights with whips and chains. Really good stuff. This movies availability on DVD should be viewed as the Godsend it is!!!
I ought to put together a list of the unbelievable dialogue in this film. Some of the quotes are too good to be left in the film when you can be using them on your unsuspecting friends!
There are certainly some inaccuracies and ommissions in the story line, even incorrect naming of actors in some of Lee's movies (e.g. Chuck Norris is a different martial artist in "Way of the Dragon" [a.k.a. "Revenge of the Dragon"]). One of the funniest errors is one of the bad guys wearing a Justin Timberlake teeshirt. The subtitles are also inaccurate, as are all English translations of Chinese dialog in Chinese movies. But the martial arts is top-notch and the story is close enough to history to give the viewer a pretty good idea what kind of a person Bruce Lee was. Besides, this series is not meant to be a 100% accurate biography of Bruce Lee's life...it only claims to be based on his life. Danny Chan really did his homework in both Bruce Lee's affectations and martial arts styles. The other actors were also perfectly cast in their respective roles, especially Yu Chenghui, who plays the part of Ip Man (Master Ye) and is master and creator of Mei Hua Tang Lang Shuang Shou Jian and veteran of many Chinese Wushu movies and TV series, and Sun Jiankui, master of Zui Quan and Jian Shu. Both got their starts in the famous Shaolin Temple trilogy.
I recommend not wasting your time watching a DVD that's only a shadow of the original TV series when you can get Hulu Plus for free for a week and watch the entire series.
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A+++ its a movie about Bruce Lee of course its amazing.Published 2 months ago by Rick geronimo Walker
The movie is cheesy and kind of ridiculous but the fight scenes are awesome and the actor looks so much like Bruce Lee it's amazing! Read morePublished 6 months ago by boss435