BIRTH OF THE DRAGON

Cert 12 Stars 2

There’s some halfway decent Kung Fu action in this goofy knockabout action thriller which defies any effort to be taken seriously.

Very loosely inspired by true events, it puts a fictional spin a famous fight between a young Bruce Lee and a famed Chinese martial arts master, in 1960’s San Francisco.

Philip Ng swaggers his way through as Lee, in contrast to the quietly spoken Xia Yu, as his mild mannered but steel-fisted opponent.

As well as fighting each other, they must struggle against local Triad gang, a laboured romantic subplot and suspiciously made-for-TV production standards.

 

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