Movie Review: Birth of the Dragon

Movie Review: Birth of the Dragon

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“In 1964, a young Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) 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.”1

Wong Jack Man, a shaolin monk, has come into town. He is doing pentence for fatally kicking an opponent. Bruce Lee thinks Wong is in town to punish him for teaching Kung Fu to whites.

There is one battle between Wong Jack Man and Bruce Lee.

I had high hopes for this movie but at the same time, I wasn’t expecting much. Philip Ng did have many of Bruce Lee’s mannerisms down. The fight choreography was basic with a few frills thrown in here and there. Overall, I didn’t think it was a bad movie, but thought it could’ve been much better. In the beginning of the movie, Bruce Lee is portrayed as arrogant and prideful. However, he does redeem his character toward the end of the movie.

I think if this was a movie, where all characters were fictional and not based on two legends, then it would be a B+ movie. However, since it depicts not only Wong Jack Man but ledendary Bruce Lee, I feel it falls a little short of both.

My rating 3.0 stars out of 5

 

Biblography: 

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birth_of_the_Dragon

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review- Honeymoon

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Bea & Paul are on their honeymoon and have decided to go to her family’s summer cabin in a remote part of the country surrounded by woods and a lake. At first, the newlyweds are happy and enjoying their stay.

Then, Paul wakes up extra early to go ‘catch a fish’ for their breakfast and realizes the alarm went off too soon. He goes back in the house to find Bea gone. He searches for her, finally finding her naked and cold in the woods.

Taking her home, she tells him she was just sleepwalking and has no recollection of how she got there or why. For a while, things are okay. But soon, Bea starts acting bizarre. She starts forgetting things, refusing to be intimate, and lying.

Paul figures out that something is wrong and confronts her. But Bea is not who she was when they came.

I can’t give away too much. I did feel like this horror movie rushed things – especially the end. Once Paul knows more is wrong with his wife than he thought, he delays. Instead of running and escaping, he hesitates. In the end, he seems way too calm to me.

An interesting tale, but I think the suspense and horror could’ve been slowed down a bit as the ending felt rushed.

 

My rating 3.4 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – 47 Meters Down

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Two sisters go to Mexico on vacation. Lisa and Kate have fun even meeting two local guys who convince them to come on a boat to watch sharks from a diving cage.

When they arrive, Lisa wants to backdown after seeing the rusty old cage, but her sister convinces her to go.

The Captain throws out chum in the water, which Kate calls him out on as it’s illegal to have it around divers. He says it’s the only way to guarantee sharks.

Before long, the girls are in the water when the pulley breaks, plunging them down 47 meters to an ocean floor cliff.

This movie has lots of sharks and scares. A few times, the sharks acted weird – like I wouldn’t see a shark snapping its teeth into a cave after prey – but I try to stay away from sharks 😉 so I could be wrong.

There was even a plot twist I wasn’t expecting.

If you like scary movies about sharks, this one is pretty suspenseful.

 

My rating 4.4 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review – Bright

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Bright is an Urban Fantasy Action-packed film. “In an alternate present, humans live in uneasy peace with orcs, elves, centaurs, dwarves and other races after they fought for thousands of years. In Los Angeles, veteran LAPD police officer Daryl Ward has been involuntarily partnered with Nick Jakoby, the nation’s first orcish police officer. Jakoby is faced with prejudice by humans for his race, and by orcs for his position as an officer.”1

All of Ward’s world implods when a magic wand is found — one of only three in existance. Trouble is not just anyone can touch one. Only a Bright that’s a special person out of millions.

I wasn’t sure if I’d like the film or not because I read the critiques reviews. However, it was btter than I thought it would be. But it felt like the first chapter of a book and I wanted more.

 

My rating 4.0 stars out of 5

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Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Biblography:

1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bright_(film)