Number of Times Seen – Twice (Theater in ’93 and 16 May 2019)
Brief Synopsis – A look at the life and rise to stardom of movie and martial arts legend Bruce Lee before his life was tragically cut short.
My Take on it – This is a film that I recall seeing in the theater when it came out and decided that it was about time to revisit it again after more than 25 years.
Jason Scott Lee (no relation to the character he portrays) is a great choice to play Bruce Lee’s doppelganger and plays the part quite convincingly.
They do a great job looking at the way that the way that he grew up affected his life is so many ways.
The various obstacles that he faced and persevered through are shown quite well and we get to see how he chose to deal with these things along the way.
Liked the way that this movie deals with the feelings that he had of being looked down upon in America both in the entertainment world and in society in general due to his oriental heritage yet found a way to still become a success despite this.
This movie does a nice job portraying the kind of relationship he had with his wife and children and tell that aspect of this story quite poignantly throughout.
Bottom Line – Interesting look at the way that this character grew up. We get to see the various obstacles that he was faced with during his life and how he was able to find ways to overcome those obstacles. The film deals very well with the way that he felt while in America especially due to the way that Orientals were looked down upon and presented in the film world and society itself. Lee (no relation) does a really good job playing the lead character and the way they portray his relationship with his wife and children is done quite poignantly throughout. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In this film, when Linda tells Bruce that she’s pregnant, a musical band is visible in the background. The lead singer of this band is played by Shannon Lee, the real-life daughter who is the result of the pregnancy. The leading role for Bruce Lee was first offered to his real-life son Brandon Lee, who declined the part. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy (7/10)
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