Bruce Lee's shocking death left legions of stunned fans and a legacy of 12 minutes from his unfinished Game Of Death. Undeterred, studio executives launched a search for his replacement chronicled here through the eyes of five aspiring thespians who find out what the real game is.
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Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class. As he struggles to achieve social success, he discovers his darker side. He and his friends: Virgil, Daric and Han lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes to alleviate the pressures of perfection. As their adopted identity grows, the gang tumbles into a downward spiral of excitement, excess and fun.Written by
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What does he think he is? Some kind of Chinese movie star?
"Hi, I'm Chow-Yun Fat. I'm sorry, I-I-I thought I was going to be fucking your girlfriend tonight. I guess I'd better just go home and stroke myself weally good. Weally weally good.
[normal voice, as Ben and Han leave]
Hey! Come on! I was just getting started!
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I picked up this movie at the recommendation of a friend, and must admit, I was less than impressed. It had a lot of potential, but the plot was all over the place. It felt like it was just too much going on during the 90 or so minutes of dialogue. What was worse was that they'd just jump into a scene, and add something in without any rhyme or reason. For example, right after the prostitute hotel scene, Ben narrates something about how his Academic Challenge team won the national championship. I felt they could've had something to elaborate on that moment, rather than just throw in a quick "Oh yeah! I forgot to tell you, we won the national championship." Ditto to the scene where one of the characters (IIRC Ben) wakes up in a daze, with a bloody nose, the result of cocaine. Not much of a build-up or anything. It's just BAM! All of a sudden, he's a cokehead.
This movie had potential, but was poorly executed IMO. With better pacing, and even writing, it could get a higher rating. But with such sloppy execution, I must give it a 4.
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