Almost as good as enter the dragon!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i don't know why everyone knocks this movie. yes, it's a little cheesy with the asians dressed like cocasians, but beyond that, this film has some of the greatest fight scenes ever!! better than enter the dragon!! although enter the dragon has a better story, but most people watch these ovies for the action! there's also some hot girls that are being sold as prostitutes for the eye candy!! man, i wish i was over there. bottem line is if you like action better than story (not that this story is bad) you'll probably like this better than enter the dragon!"
Screenwriter and director drunker than the drunken tiger!
Mark Savary | Seattle, WA | 03/25/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike some of my fellow reviewers, I actually liked this one overall. It is quite true however, that the movie takes a real downward slide once the occupying forces of the world take over China.It seems pretty obvious that the Drunken Tiger was not the only one hitting the bottle during this production. For one thing, the bad guys that make up the international army are really silly. They wear goofy cobbled-together uniforms, blonde wigs (think Harpo Marx), run at full-speed instead of marching, and carry flags with them wherever they go; day time, night time, whatever! If you see these guys, they have flags! It's hard to tell if they're part of an army or a parade! The people making the film try to tell too big a story with too few bad guys (maybe six or seven who actually fight the rebels). And yes, they all know kung fu! Meanwhile, they show maybe upwards of a hundred people in crowd scenes, marching on the Great Wall, fleeing the international army, and appearing in other places, but they leave it to maybe ten people to cleverly combat the six or seven bad guys three or four times.Up until the takeover, the story is lots of fun, with great fights, and the introduction of the gun into China. Even at the end of the story, the fights are good, but the head bad guy that the Drunken Tiger is after never really gets his hash settled.This is another one of those kung fu movies that will end on an inexplicable freeze-frame that doesn't resolve the story elements of the occupying force, the bad guy, the rebels, or anything else.Still, the film is likable, and the drunken training sequence alone is worth the price of the disc. As for the international army, it has great MST3k comedy value for your own MST3k party."
Not too bad!
scott | New York | 04/29/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is pretty damn good as far as action is concerned.Plus it wasn't made in the "olden days",it made in the 90's.It stars Jean Carlo(actually Chin Kar Lok,Chin Sui Ho's younger brother) who definately has some great skill.The fights are good,but not as good as the,"olden days" fighting put out by the Yuen clan and other early 80's choreographers."