This is the review for the Bruce Lee classic Enter The Dragon.
If you have seen the movie please give it any score from 1 to 10.
Directed by:Robert Clouse
Genre: Action, Spy
Release date: July 26, 1973 (1973-07-26)
Running Time: 111 minutes
MMPA rating: R
The Good: Incredible realistic martial arts fight scenes, Lots of action, Epic battle at the end.
The Bad: The lip sync could have been better,
Lee (Bruce Lee) is a Shaolin martial artist from Hong Kong who possesses great philosophical insight into martial arts as well as physical prowess. He receives an invitation to a martial arts competition on an island organised by the mysterious Han (Shih Kien). Lee learns from his Sifu (teacher) that Han was also once a Shaolin student, but had been expelled from their order for abusing their code of conduct.
A man named Braithwaite (Geoffrey Weeks) from British Intelligence approaches Lee and asks for his help in an undercover mission. Han is suspected to be involved in drug trafficking. However, since Han's island is only partly in their jurisdiction, they are unable to conduct any formal investigations - Han will not allow firearms on the island, both to impede assassination attempts and to prevent the international authorities from gaining a justification to launch a raid. Han runs a martial arts school to protect his drug operations, as well as holding his tournament every three years to recruit international talent to expand his criminal business. Before leaving, Lee learns from his teacher that Han's bodyguard O'Hara (Robert Wall) had been involved in the death of his older sister, Su Lin (Angela Mao), years ago, when she committed suicide to save herself from dishonour after being cornered by O'Hara and a collection of Han's thugs. During the incident, O'Hara received a facial scar when Lee's father slashed him with a knife.
Lee arrives on Han's island and receives a warm reception. Joining him are other competitors including Roper (John Saxon), a down-on-his-luck American playboy-gambler on the run from the mob, and Williams (Jim Kelly), an African-American activist on the run after defending himself against two racist white policemen in Los Angeles. Roper and Williams are revealed to be old friends, having served in Vietnam together. They defeat their respective opponents in the competition held the following morning, after arranging for some crooked side-betting on Roper's fight.
That night, Lee begins searching the island for evidence and finds a secret entrance to an underground base, where drugs are being manufactured and tested on unwitting prisoners. He runs into Han's guards but manages to take them down before they can identify him. He is seen by Williams, who is outside for some fresh air and practice. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 7.1/10- The plot is very good not the most original but very well executed.
Action: 9.9/10- Enter The Dragon has the most realistic fight scenes we have ever seen in an movie, Epic fight scene at the end of the movie, Great choreographed fight scenes.
Acting: 7.0/10- The lip syncing could have been better and some of the actors could been better,
Special effects: N/A- There weren't many special effects other than some blood effects and a few others.
Soundtrack: 8.1/10- It has a great action oriental spy soundtrack.
Overall: 8.0/10- Enter The Dragon is a great realistic martial arts action movie.
Closing comments: If you are looking for a good action movie you can't wrong with Enter The Dragon.
Recommended for: Action movie fans, Anyone interested in martial arts,