The Legend of Bruce Lee (2008) - Action, Biography, Drama

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The story of the legendary martial arts icon Bruce Lee following him from Hong Kong to America and back again, leading up to his tragic death at the age of 32.

Stars: Danny Kwok-Kwan Chan, Michelle Lang
Length: 183 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 13 out of 64 found boring (20.31%)

One-line Reviews (29)

But the cinematography, sets, etc. were very nice and enjoyable to watch.

This comedic joke, "The legend of Bruce Lee" took 50 dragged-out episodes to tell the same story, an inaccurately at that.

At times the film speaks like a Chinese propaganda film.

Xenophobic propaganda not befitting the Chinese people and more like that of a Cold War propaganda film than a tribute to one of the Greatest Most Beloved and Respected Chinese American figures of all time that should have been used as the opportunity as it was to bring both races together4.

The fights are detailed and entertaining.

Unfortunately, THE LEGEND OF BRUCE LEE is little more than a long (VERY long), drawn out remake of DRAGON: THE BRUCE LEE STORY; the producers even go so far as to have "Lee" taken out exactly as he was in DRAGON (attacked from behind, resulting in a spinal injury).

but you can read it from other reviewersThe only thing worth watching are the fight scenes

Uninspiring, long, uninformative and almost unentertaining.

nothing really make sense in this movie , if you need a movie to fall asleep this is it!

The version I watched was in Cantonese with some frankly bizarre and often hilarious subtitles which sometimes barely made sense and there was definitely some anti west propaganda in there which was a shame.

Is is what it is and on the whole very enjoyable.

The fight scenes were excellent, very entertaining.

Unless you're a hard core Bruce Lee fan like I am, don't waste your time.

Their love story was very bland and uninteresting (I felt she was just as bland and uninteresting too).

That part of the series was unwatchable!

Don't waste your time.

I still enjoyed it, the guy that plays Bruce Lee looks and acts exactly like him and the action scenes are quite good.

This is a confusing part because Bruce was told by yip man to wait till the 3rd round and first take the beatings.

Well worth watching.

That said I am about half way through the 50 episodes so far and have genuinely enjoyed it as a fresh and fuller story of the development and rise of Brice Lee or B-luce Lee as they constantly say in this version.

I really really enjoyed it.

Despite all of this, though, the aspect of this series that makes it compelling to continue watching is the psychological thread of these episodes that examines the fomenting of Bruce Lee's martial arts philosophy.

Very entertaining .

But If you like Bruce lee then it is definitely worth watching.

I couldn't get past episode 15, where Bruce Lee is falsely shown to mistakenly kill a white American rapist, then, then the police arrive, the US police and our legal system is so inaccurately portrayed I decided I could longer continue watching it the Chinese Government propaganda film.

It's understandable because real life is much more boring than real life.

Thing is, don't waste your time unless you don't mind watching a soap opera about some "different" version of who the real Bruce Lee was.

Having watched all 50 episodes, I have to say I did enjoy this series, albeit being draggy and boring at times.

Regardless, this is an entertaining show.