#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.
No this is not the movie which can describe the ‘Legend’
Birth of the Dragon is an action movie directed by George Nolfi and stars Philip NG, Xia Yu, Billy Magnussen and Jingjing Qu.
The movie is a pure insult to the legend Late Bruce Lee. The movie depicts Lee as arrogant and brash but whatever I had heard or read about the great legend is totally opposite. The movie is a baseless attempt and the movie don’t even close to capture the charisma of the legend.
Action is the strongest talking point of the movie and Philips NG has done some spectacular actions. Xia was also impressive in his character. Billy Magnussen was just average and it seems that the baseless and unnecessary love story of him with Jingjing is only to give some base.
Screenplay of the movie is average and has some flaws in it. Direction is average and climax is good. Cinematography is superb and 1960s San Francisco is been captured beautifully.
Overall this is not a movie which can describe even 01% of the stature of the legend. Martial arts lovers can like the movie.
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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Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio N/A
Laboratory Company 3 (digital intermediate)
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Printed Film Format N/A