Enter the Dragon

Release Date: 8/19/1973- Rated R

Starring: Bruce Lee (Game of Death)

Plot Summary:Disclaimer: Tim is a huge Bruce Lee fan and is the one typing this plot summary. So it may a bit biased. Please enjoy. This movie follows 3 badass dudes, Roper is played by John Saxon and he’s on the run from the mafia, his buddy Williams kicked the crap out of some racist cops, so he’s like mint jelly, on the lamb. Last but not least is Lee, his sister was killed by a drug dealer’s thugs, and now the government wants to recruit him from a Shaolin temple to infiltrate his remote island by entering a martial arts tournament. Lee then promptly kicks everyone’s ass while Roper and Williams resist bribes from Mr. Han. I guess they kick a little butt too. What they don’t know is that not only is Mr. Han a murderous drug dealing bad guy,and his thugs are responsible for Lee’s sister’s death,  but he’s also handi-capable, and with his interchangeable hand he gives Lee the fight of his life.

Alex’s Thoughts:  While not a huge martial arts film fan, this is one of those I really enjoy.  Lee’s on-screen presence cannot be dismissed and he truly was not just a great martial artist, but also a great actor.  The final fight is one of the best of all time and only comes in second to Bruce Lee fighting Kareem Abdul Jabbar. (I really wanted to put ‘Rodger Murdock’ instead of Kareem, for those of you who get the reference, treat yourself to a refreshing Coca-cola.)

 Tim’s Thoughts: There are flaws with this movie but I don’t care, I love it. Bruce Lee had a charisma that captured a generation, and it wasn’t a fluke. Plus this is unadulterated martial arts with no wire work or camera tricks. Lee was an amazing physical specimen and this movie exhibits his abilities to the fullest. Plus this movie is just fun to watch, and always remember, “Boards don’t hit back”.

Final Thoughts: A classic martial arts movie, and an icon of the genre. An absolute must for fans of both Bruce Lee, and ass kicking.

Alex Rates This Movie 8/10

Tim Rates This Movie 10/10

“The enemy has only images and illusions behind which he hides his true motives. Destroy the image and you will break the enemy.”

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