After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much ...
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After failing his fellow students in a Lion Dance competition, Dragon (Jackie Chan) is sent away from his school in disgrace, on the condition that he must find his errant brother. Much martial arts mayhem and mistaken-identity silliness ensue.Written by
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I only saw this movie two weeks ago and was pleasantly surprised by it.
Its starts out a little slow but picks up as soon as Jackie's character leaves home to find his big brother. I found myself laughing out loud at various parts of the film, in particular when Yuen Biao or his father were on the screen. Jackie's character is pretty cocky and it was hilarious to see him winding the old man up. The icing on the cake is when Jackie is being attacked by him with a sword and he somehow manages to get hold of the old guy's prized pipe.
I thought the humour was quite fresh and unforced unlike it sometimes tends to be in his later films. Furthermore, his making funny faces actually works here and isn't overused.
Humour aside, the action sequences are good. Excluding the final fight, they may appear slow by today's standard but are still highly watchable.
The final fight itself is a sight to behold. It seemed to progress by chapters and so you could say developed a story of it's own. Watch it and you'll know what I mean.
Now one of my all time favourite JC movies. Highly entertaining I give it 10/10.
This was based on the Cantonese version unsubtitled.
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