A+ opening credits. Though the score might sometimes make you think you're watching The Way of the Pink Panther, the fighting is all fire breathing, nose flicking dragon. Pop some corn, take in Lee's sick skills and Norris's back fur. Stretch like a stray cat in a Roman Coliseum or better yet whittle some darts in case you get confronted by gun totting thugs. And if a girl removes her clothes, run away! 3.5 stars
Bruce Lee is a BADASS. But this movie is just bad. I can see it being a "guilty pleasure" for some perhaps. But the first half comedy stuff is just cringe-inducing and painful. The "epic fight" between Chuck Norris and Bruce is only "epic" in the fact that they are who they are. The fight itself is pretty pedestrian (except for the chest hair and the chest hair grab. Those = epic and gross). Ah wells.
For many if not most of my generation, this was our first experience with a "kung-fu" movie and with Bruce Lee. Not a classic by any means. Not even a very good movie. Hell, let's face it, its a terrible film....but pure grindhouse enjoyment. Sit back, channel your inner adolescent 70s teen and enjoy.
It's always a pleasure to watch Bruce Lee perform his fast and graceful style of Kung Fu. He is the Fred Astaire of martial arts, so light on his feet. As to the humor, Lee is no Jackie Chan. The only time I was amused was when Lee pulled out a fistful of Chuck Norris' abundant chest hair. The camera was out of focus at times and I have no idea why the final battle is witnessed by a feral kitten.
Bruce Lee siempre nos entrega una actuación óptima, pero en esta ocasión los actores que lo acompañan me dejaron mucho que desear, incluso el mismo Chuck Norris. Para la época de los 70´s me parece que está bien en torno a cinematografía. Pero siento que pudo hacerse mejor. Tal vez porque fue dirigido por el mismo Bruce, que no tuvieron una dirección óptima a diferencia de otros cineastas. En general, me gustó Lee.