Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Jason Scott Lee, Lauren Holly, Robert Wagner
The life of Bruce Lee (Scott Lee, no relation) begins in Hong Kong where he is instructed in Martial Arts until, at the suggestion of his father (Ric Young), he travels to America and soon begins teaching his own philosophy Jeet Kune Do, dating a fellow American student (Holly) and dealing with racism and his eventual pursuit of an acting career.
It's good moments deals with Lee and his father's history of the occult and its representation of fear; in Lee's case it was his fear of an early death. Also is the performance of Scott Lee, a well chosen Lee who bares a great resemblance and gives a very good performance; interesting to not that Lee's real-life son Brandon Lee was offered the role but went to work on The Crow where he was killed by a prop gun.
Now, here's a list of people who should never have gotten a job after the film was released; director Cohen, writers Edward Khmara and John Raffo, scorer Randy Edelman, cinematographer David Eggby, costume designer Carol Ramsey and every executive, associate or co- producer on this project that wasted $14 million when I could have urinated a better movie.
If you can find anything original then you're clearly not looking hard enough, and while it may work for some people as light entertainment it buckles under giving us anything interesting about Lee to talk about after the film has finished. In fact, the whole piece plays like some stupid martial arts film and to be honest you may as well pull out Lee's old films and get some sort of entertainment value out of 2 hours.