#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 1964, a young Bruce Lee owns and operates a San Francisco Kung Fu Academy, specializing in the Chinese martial art Wing Chun. Lee cares for his students, providing advice, roles as extras in his upcoming projects, and defending them from the gangs of Chinatown. One of Lee’s students, Steve McKee, spars with Lee while fighting in anger, causing Lee to counter and embarrass him. McKee and Vinnie Wei work for the latter’s mother’s laundry business, where they find out that master Wong Jack Man is on a pilgrimage from China to observe the Kung Fu scene in the United States. While carrying out a delivery to the China Gate restaurant, McKee falls for an employee, Xiulan, who is forbidden to communicate with anyone on the outside. One night, McKee sneaks over to the restaurant to give her a grammar book, teaching her fellow roommates basic English..
Plot: Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man.
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Decent film with engaging action.
I was at first put off by the trailers of the film because the street alley scene and certain dialogue lines seemed cheesy without context, however in the progression of the full film they play their part just fine.
In the idea that the “birth of the dragon” was the transition from Bruce Lee’s generic focus of Kung Fu and other martial arts into the consolidated uniform art of Jeet Kune Do, this movie highlighted the event that sparked that transition in an entertaining way. Combining some historical information with an enticing cinematic focus, intertwined with some fictional inclusions of characters and story for the sake of making it an entertainment film rather than direct informational documentary, I was satisfied overall with the viewing and find that it paid decent homage to the memory of Bruce Lee by showing a human element of imperfection during the beginning of his career.
Allowing us to see into the information of his time before becoming a cultural icon was refreshing, and influenced me to read into Lee’s history during those years and before. Again, the film does include uses of fictional elements in order to help propel the story in a standard acceptable for entertaining viewership, and as such does not convey an entirely truthful set of events, only a summary with cinematic filler.
I recommend seeing this film to see what you think of it, and afterwards reading about the events around the conflict between Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man yourself, as there are some interesting details to be found.
I like it a lot. it’s not high quality in a sense of a well-made film, but it’s an excellent kung fu movie with a good story and great characters. the fight scenes were awesome, although they were a bit scarce. even the non fight scenes where they would practice or show off their moves were fascinating. their motions and movements are art. it was beautiful at time.
i thought the story was going to go in the typical direction for these kinds of movies but it didn’t. i also liked that it was in english, not dubbed, english was spoken for most of the movie. i was emotionally invested in the characters and was strongly rooting for them. and a lot of their conversations were intriguing and made me think about kung fu in a way i hadn’t before. a lot of movies had similar ideas but didn’t make me ponder them the way this movie did. (1 viewing)
early in the movie it was looking like it would go the traditional route, this is the good guy, this is the bad guy, they fight at the end. but halfway thru the movie i was liking the “bad guy” more than the “good guy.” i could see both sides of their arguments. and i wanted both to succeed. their fight was great. it was almost like a twist that Wong Jack Man was only fighting bruce to help him evolve. i also loved the team up and final fight. it was extremely bad-ass. the very different characters played off of each other ridiculously well
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Action, Biography, Drama
Director George Nolfi
Writer Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Michael Dorgan
Actors Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip Ng
Country China, Canada, United States
Awards 1 win
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Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
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