Enter the Fat Dragon Reviews
The plot is rather haphazard and all over the place, most of it being either a silly joke or the main character getting into trouble.
The fights are the highlight of the film. This is the ultimate homage to Bruce Lee, and the style of fighting and mannerisms are very well done.
During the climax, Sammo must defeat three martial arts masters in a warehouse, but he gets tired as he dispatches each assailant. After this long battle, we are treated to one of the best comedic endings ever, with his buddy telling him the girl was fine and is resting in the hospital. (funny because Sammo is getting his ass kicked and didn't really even need to fight the masters)
Although the pace is dodgy and the dialogue not the best, a fun martial arts flick with some decent fights and nods to Bruce Lee.
The fights in this movie are decent in quality but too few in quantity ‚?? the one on the movie set with the ‚??actor‚?? impersonating Bruce Lee is pretty good, especially since Sammo is a MUCH better Bruce impersonator than the other dude, who looks more like Bruce. Let‚??s face it, Sammo could never be mistaken for Bruce! The end fight in the warehouse is also pretty good (see below). There‚??s also a decent one where Sammo dispatches ‚?? Bruce-style of course ‚?? multiple punks in his uncle‚??s restaurant who won‚??t pay their bill. Otherwise the movie is mostly silly comedy and poor dialog.
The fight in warehouse with Leung Kar Yan and the two other dudes is pretty decent and is a cool homage to "Enter The Dragon" (ETD) ‚?? and the only real nod to that movie aside from the title and an opening sequence where Sammo is being transported by boat in the marina. The white dude in the warehouse fight is clearly supposed to represent the Peter Archer character ‚??Parsons‚?? from ETD (the limey bully who challenges Bruce on the junk while on the way to Han‚??s island and is tricked into meeting Bruce on ‚??that island over there‚??), while the Chinese dude in black face, crazy afro wig and sideburns is a Jim Kelly nod. Of course Bruce didn‚??t fight Kelly in ETD, but had he he‚??d have probably kicked his arse like Sammo does the Kelly stand-in in "Enter The Fat Dragon". While not nearly so obvious, Leung Kar Yan might be a nod to Shek Kin‚??s ‚??Han‚?? character from ETD. It‚??s too bad Leung‚??s fight sequences in this movie were so limited as he‚??s one of the most under-rated and un-heralded of the HK stars of the 70/80‚??s.
In the end, "Enter The Fat Dragon" is a 2 star flick, with limited 3-4 star fights that Sammo and Bruce fans will appreciate but others might skip without missing too much.
this film also features Hoi San Lee playing a black man, which is unintentionally hilarious.
lots of fun, and the finest Bruce Lee tribute you could hope for.