A martial artist agrees to spy on a reclusive crime lord using his invitation to a tournament there as cover.
It is a performances centric movie
I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
This is one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. You have to go and see this on the big screen.
This kind of feels like a porno. A porno has a thin storyline designed to justify all the sex scenes. Likewise, this film has a moronic and nonsensical plot designed as an excuse to shove in fight scenes. You know, I won't even go into the stupidity of this film, and I will just say that maybe a person with a gun could kill all these idiots who fight using nothing but their fists. But hey, for some reason no one in these films ever uses guns, so they have to fight for an eternity. I was not impressed by the action at all. It is pretty dull and often involuntarily funny. I guess low-IQ teenagers might find this enjoyable. Most others won't.
A glaring omission in your credits list is Chuck Norris.
Enter The Dragon is a movie from the 1970's that ultimately changed peoples perspective on action movies. The fighting scenes were extremely memorable and still leaves me amazed about how the movies was only filmed with 2 cameras. Although it was an incredible film, some aspects to the movie did not age well. The way the women in this film are shown, portrays them to be some sort of object given out to praise others. If a film had a scene like this in 2017, there would be a lot of controversy. The sound effects, specifically with the hitting, in this film were quite distracting and countered the whole theme of the movie. Other then these points, I feel that the film managed to age well and continue to entertain its' audience. There is one character who does not make out alive in the end, and that is William. He is suspected of lurking around after dark and deems himself untrustworthy to Han. I believe he is killed off in an epic fight scene due to these reasons, and Roper is left untouched. A new film that actually pays homage to Enter The Dragon would be John Wick 2. There is a scene in the film where the villains are walking through a hall of mirrors, which is a tribute to the battle between Han and Lee in the room of mirrors. Although Enter The Dragon inspired many movies, it also took inspiration from some as well. The whole theme of infiltrating an unreachable island was stolen from all the James Bond movies. The whole mood of the movie really reminded me of the James Bond movie which makes it such a great film. Overall, I feel Enter The Dragon is Bruce Lee's best movie and was definitely worth my time watching.
I haven't seen a lot of kung-fu movies but I think that's part of the beauty in Enter the Dragon. You don't need a deep understanding of the genre to appreciate it. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes action movies. I think it was certainly worth my time mainly because of the acting and the not paper-thin plot that a lot of movies like this seem to have. Williams died instead of roper, in my personal opinion because he was the more disrespectful of the two and the fact that Han saw him less as a business partner like roper but as someone who flaunts the rules. This is because Williams is seen outside during the curfew and refuses to "rat" out Lee after seeing him outside. While Roper is a betting business man. Later movies like Karate kid pay homage with the tournament setting for the movie with the evil martial artist who disgraced the main character's martial art establishment or the art itself. This movie does almost shameless homage to earlier spy movies like James Bond with the music in some segments and the evil villain vibe Han gives off. In addition there is the master he has and underground lair that is very much like an old bond movie.