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A.k.a.
The Way of the Dragon
Year
1972
Runtime
99 min.
Director
Bruce Lee
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
18,701
Checks
3,613
Favs
115
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
3.2% (1:31)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. The_Comatorium's avatar

    The_Comatorium

    Okay, I'm going to have to admit something here. This is the first time, in my life, that I watched a Bruce Lee film from start to finish. You can now take the time to yell at me through your screen because I most certainly deserve it. The thing is, I haven't really been into film my entire life. I first started getting into movies in high school and by then the television was so flooded by MTV crap that reruns of old Kung Fu movies just wasn't readily available. I've known about the story behind the man and the events surrounding his death, as well as his sons death, but just haven't been able to sit in front of the tube and watch his films. Hopefully now that most of them are available on Netflix, I'll be able to view most of them. However, I must say, this movie was really bad.

    Hear me out.

    Did I enjoy the film? Hell yeah. Was it horribly dubbed, acted, written, and shot? Hell fucking yes it was. Oh my god was it bad. I didn't expect Scorcese but my god it was like ever single film that ever parodied any Kung Fu movie. I guess that's why the parodies exist. I just didn't expect them to be so spot on. The dub over was so comically bad that I had trouble holding in my laughter throughout the course of the film. Have you ever seen "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist"? That's one of my childhood movies that I know every line to. I remember thinking that they must have found the worst Kung Fu movie to parody cause there is no way films like that actually existed but I think this may be worse. Every line from any character was dubbed over like they were trying to make it sound horrible

    I FUCKING LOVED IT.

    Seriously. It was like a bad bad movie mixed with amazing Kung Fu from the legend himself. I wish I had gotten drunk while watching it because it would have made it that much better. By the way, watching a whole film amazed me more than watching a few youtube clips of Bruce Lee. The man was just a lightning bolt and seemed to have super human physical ability. The nun chuck scene and the final fight with actual Chuck, Chuck Norris, were both amazing and it was great to see them in the actual film rather than on the internet. I could have watched those two fight all day and the way Bruce Lee kicked the living shit out of the most inept henchmen every assembled left me in stitches. It was a blast.

    This is going to be hard to rate because the movie from a film nerds point of view was a piece of shit, but from an entertainments point of view was amazing. Just watch it if you haven't already because it's a lot of fun.

    www.thoughtsfromthebooth.com
    6 years 1 month ago
  2. Rohit's avatar

    Rohit

    This is also known as 'Way of the Dragon' 8 years 7 months ago
  3. niesl2's avatar

    niesl2

    Bruce Lee vs Chuck Norris, what more could you want in a martial arts movie? 9 years 9 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #10 in Wei Jun Zi's 100 Classic Martial Arts Films
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  2. This movie ranks #59 in Golden Horse's 100 Greatest Chinese-Language Films
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  3. This movie ranks #85 in LoveHKFilm.com's The Best Hong Kong Films Ever
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  4. This movie ranks #100 in Empire's The 100 Best Films of World Cinema
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  6. This movie ranks #370 in Tom Vick's Asian Cinema: A Field Guide
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  7. This movie ranks #1248 in The Criterion Collection
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