Legacy of Rage Reviews
June 3, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
(1986) Legacy of Rage
(In Chinese with English subtitles)
The only film Brandon Lee did in Hong Kong which was also the first film he did too. And I read somewhere where he stated that if can't do any of the stunts in Hong Kong since the Chinese do push the envelope whenever it comes to stunts and action in the 80's and 90's than you can't make it anywhere else!! This film has more realistic shooting than Brandon Lee's martial arts which whenever it does have any fighting, it is described as hard hitting, bloody, and extremely violent! The stupid storyline is to showcase what Brandon Lee could do stunt wise and is quite impressive that he wasn't even killed during the making of this film and ironic that he was killed on an American film and not this one! The irony of this was although this film was released during the same year as John Woo's film "A Better Tomorrow" and both consist as much shooting that it was John Woo's film that came out on top making it the higest grossing movie of the year in Hong Kong with a toal of 36 Million! Brendan Lee can't even speak a word of Chinese as well but his voiceovers like most foreigners is extremely well done!
Because this film was first released in Chinese (Cantonese)dialect with English subtitles- it sounds best in that language as well!
The storyline is like "no stars" but the action is 4/4 !