quinta-feira, 24 de julho de 2014

Enter The Dragon (1973)

As the poster reads, Enter The Dragon is the first american produced eastern martial arts movie. Unfortunately, this would also be the iconic Bruce Lee's last film. From the beginning we notice the western oriented style, with elements such as dubbing, introduction of many american characters (portrayed by Jim Kelly and John Saxon, among others) and comic relief type of jokes. When compared to previous Bruce Lee chinese produced movies, it's hard not to stablish a gap between them since the feel transmitted to the audience is so different. Enter The Dragon introduces a series of cultural references that were later exploited to exhaustion in similar action flicks during the 70s, 80's and 90's and in other realms such as videogames. We can safely say Jackie Chan, Steven Seagal, Van Damme, Chuck Norris, among many other action stars would not exist if it weren't for Enter The Dragon and Bruce Lee. Plot elements are constantly copied from here, adding to the original cheesy feel that was later putted out to garbage in the 80's and 90's. Watching Bruce Lee martial arts is truly a different experience. It is a terrific and unique experience. The film is incredibly well paced and balanced and won't let your pathetic smile to fade out for the entirety of the movie. Enter The Dragon is not the best, but its one of the best and the source for everything that American cinema came to produce on the area. This is pure entertainment and simply the best martial art scenes cinema has ever seen. Except from those presented by the same Bruce Lee in a couple other movies...

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