Bruce Takes the Dragon


"The words "Bruce Le" is not a selling point..."

- Mighty Peking Man

Bruce Takes the Dragon (197?)

AKA: Bruce Takes Dragon Town, Bruce Le Takes the Dragon

Director: Liu Hung Sheng

Producer: Chen Wei Ling

Cast: Yuan Siu Ho

Plot: A kung-fu master is forced to go on a deadly mission while his mother is kidnapped.


MIGHTY PEKING MAN'S REVIEW: This movie sucks AND here are the reasons why:

  • The words "Bruce Le" are not a selling point but that didn't stop the designer of the video box to use his name when "Bruce Le" doesn't even appear in it. 
  • The main character's name is "Daredevil Alan," played by some unknown named Yuan Siu Ho who doesn't resemble any Bruce Le, Li, Lo, Lie in any fucking way. If anything, he resembles one of my ugly Filipino uncles.
  • "Daredevil Alan" is supposed to be around 20-years old yet he looks like he's about 50! The fact that his teeth are rotting and his hair is partially gray doesn't help either.
  • "Daredevil Alan" meets up with his mother (who looks younger than him), his stepfather (who looks like his young brother) and his girlfriend (who looks like his daughter). Like I said, the guy doesn't seem 20!
  • There is a fight scene where "Daredevil Alan" starts to jump rope for no reason at all! 
  • At one point "Daredevil Alan" is flexing in the mirror. Check out the closeup shots - that ain't him! It's extremely obvious they're using a body double!
The choreography was about average and that's being nice. The plot, well, fuck the plot. I'm gonna be honest and admit to not watching the whole movie. When I was younger I was able to sit through any dreadful, low-budget kung-fu flick like this. Now that I'm in my twenties and I have  better things to do (like actually watch a Bruce Li film :). If you really want to enjoy this film, watch it with a bunch of : 1.) friends 2.) weed and 3.) booze. And in the end, you'll lose all three.