Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee is the subject of this thoughtful documentary by Lee aficionado John Little. Using interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and action sequences from Lee's ... See full summary »
Based on the life and career of Martial Arts superstar, Bruce Lee. Haunted by demons. Bruce was taught Martial arts at childhood. Bruce then was told by his father to flee to the United States. There, he opened up a Martial Arts school, then was chosen to be the Green Hornet's sidekick, Kato. Then, his big movie career that included "The Big Boss" and "Enter the Dragon". Fighting many enemies along the way, including his childhood demon. Written by
When Bruce Lee defeats the martial artist who breaks his back at the karate show and is leaving the ring, there is an older man with gray hair visible. This man trained Jason Scott Lee for the part. He was a former student of Bruce Lee. See more »
The scene that is supposed to be filmed on the set of Tang Shan da Xiong originally involved the foremen and all of the workers at the factory when the bus arrives. However, in the reenactment in Dragon, only Bruce is present with no one else around. See more »
Kung fu is more than a system of fighting. It's a system of thought. You must outthink your opponent, whatever form he takes... because some of them will be more than just men.
Voice of Young Bruce:
What else could it be Si Fu?
We all have inner demons to fight. We call these demons 'fear', and 'hatred', and 'anger'. If you don't conquer them, then a life of a hundred years... is a tragedy. If you do, a life of a single day can be a triumph.
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The story told in the movie is really excellent and entertaining. However it feels more like a story based on the life of Bruce Lee rather then an actual biopic of his life.
Jason Scott Lee perfectly plays Kung Fu legend Bruce Lee. Not only the way he plays Lee is impressive but also his fighting skills.
The music by Randy Edelman was also surprising good.
There are way too many fictitious and untrue things added in the movie to be considered a fair biography. But does it really matter for the movie? It's like "Ed Wood" that was also filled with altered things and false truths but still it was a movie that told us the story of an unique character and what drove him. "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" isn't much different in that way. OK it's not completely fair to compare this movie to "Ed Wood" since that was a far superior movie to "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" (what a horrible title by the way).
The fight sequence are probably the best thing about the movie and they were highly entertaining, although very hard to believe that they actually really happened that way.
It's a good entertaining movie but if you want to get to know more about Bruce Lee this isn't the best material for you to start with.
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