So while thinking of a classic movie to review that really broke new ground,
Enter the dragon came storming from my memory banks.
For a film that was made in 1973,it really does stand the test of time,had the world ever seen
someone like Bruce Lee before ?,not in such glorified Hollywood style they hadn’t.
To add to Bruce’s quiet lingering eyes,you had three contrasting characters in
Roper,ladies man/gambler(John Saxon)
Williams,Man, you come right out of a comic book(Jim Kelly)
and Han(Shih Kien) Baddest bad ass going.
And not forgetting the tight lipped human killing machine – Bolo
So the plot was something from a James Bond movie,Bruce was asked to enter the island
and work under cover,when the fighters arrive on the island,the one thing that stands out
now,is the ugliness of extra’s,really is shocking at the level of inbreeding going on around Hong Kong
around this time.
As a kid everybody wants the hero to succeed and kick ass,this movie ticks the box
in that sense but it also offers a lot more, Lee always came across as shy but everybody
knew he could take on the world and come out on top!
The acting from the accomplished John Saxon and the comedy
comments of Jim Kelly really does pull the viewer out of his seat and drag them along,
on possibly the best martial arts adventure film,not only for its original and Americanised production
but also for the fact it stars the Elvis Presley of the martial arts world.
You have offended my family and you have offended the Shaolin Temple.
Mr Han, suddenly I wish to leave your island.
Bullshit, Mr. Han-man.
My style? You can call it the art of fighting without fighting.
Boards don’t hit back.