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Enter the Fat Dragon (2020)

Fei lung gwoh gong (original title)
A cop is assigned to a case of escorting a criminal to Japan while dealing with relationship problems, and his enormous change in appearance as a result of being dumped.

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Kenji Tanigaki
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Fallon Zhu
Niki Chow ... Chloe Song
Teresa Mo ... Charisma
Jing Wong ... Thor
Jessica Jann ... Maggie
Qiunan Lin Qiunan Lin ... Little Tiger
Louis Cheung ... Commander Huang (as Kai-Chung Cheung)
Naoto Takenaka ... Inspector Endo
Joey Iwanaga Joey Iwanaga ... Shimakura (as Joey Tee)
Tetsu Watanabe ... Grandfather
Cho-Lam Wong ... Traffic cop
Sui-man Chim ... Bank Manager Zhan
Anthony Chan ... Chief Commissioner
Philip Ng
Jerry Lamb ... Police officer
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Fallon Chu (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong Police Special Task Force agent. An agile fighter with a high crime detection rate, he's considered a role-model in the eye of both the police force as well as the public. He gets assigned to a case of escorting a well known criminal to Japan using his experiences and fighting capabilities to keep it safe during the job. Unfortunately, things are not going well in his private life as he has to deal with problems with his fiancee while planning their wedding. After a series of mishaps between them, she suddenly dumps him. Heartbroken he indulges himself in food to relieve his state of shock and loneliness, and in three month' time his endless intemperance turns him into a 300-pound being. Written by DOK

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Sammo hung has a film from 1978 with the same name both are a nod and tribute to Bruce Lee's enter the dragon See more »

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Enjoyable, but it wasn't Sammo Hung...
3 May 2020 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Granted, this 2020 version of "Enter the Fat Dragon" (aka "Fei lung gwoh gong") from director Kenji Tanigaki wasn't as original as the 1978 movie starring Sammo Hung, it was still an entertaining enough movie for what it turned out to be.

If you haven't seen the 1978 original movie, then I am sure that you might enjoy this 2020 re-make or homage - whatever it is supposed to be - more than you will in comparison if you have seen the original.

Personally, I found it a nice that Donnie Yen would actually star in a movie such as this. While he does carry himself nicely and the prosthetics are good at making him obese, he is no Sammo Hung, and it wouldn't be much of a contest to put the two next to one another.

For an action comedy then "Enter the Fat Dragon" proved to be entertaining and enjoyable. And it definitely is worth a watch, although the storyline tends to be a bit dragged out at certain points through the movie. And the final showdown scene was just unnecessarily cluttered by putting the helicopter aspect into the equation - it simply made the movie dumber than it had to be.

Now, the movie doesn't really boast a lot of overly famous performers, but worry not. Because the cast actually performed quite well with their given roles and characters.

My rating of this 2020 movie is a six out of ten stars.


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Country:

Hong Kong

Language:

Cantonese | Japanese | English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,193, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$46,855

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,855
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