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Good but beware it might not be what you're expecting,
This review is from: Young Bruce Lee [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is a good film and one that I did enjoy but I must say that it's not what I expected. After seeing the trailer and checking out the synopsis, my expectations were that this would be a film tracing Bruce Lee's early life, his journey to stardom and his martial arts. What you get is the first two but this film is severely lacking in the martial arts.
It misses huge chunks of his martial arts development and while there are a couple of fights you will no doubt be disappointed. The characters even allude to Bruce Lee's fighting skills but we just don't get to see him actually develop and train. It's like there is a huge gap in the narrative.
I feel I must also give Cine Asia a slap on the wrist. They usually do a great job with these movies, but the case sleeve features 7 images, 6 of which are depicting fight scenes, which is very misleading. The copy on the back is even worse; I quote "Showcasing an incredible hi-impact tribute to the celebrated Coliseum fight from Way of the Dragon, Young Bruce Lee is an inspirational motion picture event that is not to be missed!" Don't believe this for an instant.
However, despite my criticism, I still feel that this is a very good film with some good performances and cinematography. It's narrated by and based on the book by Bruce's younger, Robert Lee, who gives a touching tribute to his brother. Just beware this film is more about Bruce Lee the man, than Bruce Lee the legend.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2011 13:26:32 BDT
M Harrison says:
Agree with pretty much what was already said. I personally was a little disappointed with the omission of the coliseum fight, as it pitted western and eastern (then) iconic martial artists against each other. The Story was well told and what fight scenes featured were of a decent standard i've come to expect from Cine Asia. If you are looking for a high impact movie (ie lots of fight scenes), id recommend watching Bruce's other films, Enter the dragon for example.
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I was also gutted that it didn't go as far as the Coliseum fight, especially as it was mentioned on the back cover but I guess it is about the young Bruce Lee. A friend of mine told me about some new 40 part series in that they're doing about his life for Chinese TV. I really hope that it gets released over here, espeically if they throw the same kind of budget at it as they did with this. Here's a wikipedia link to the series: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_o
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