I admit I was worried after the first dialogue scene (between Lee and the Shaolin leader), which was poorly synced and pretty godawful in terms of line readings, but the film picked up quickly after that and even though it was still over the top and ridiculous, it was over the top and ridiculous in the AWESOME way instead of in the grating way I feared.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Enter the Dragon > Love Me If You Dare
I somehow thought this was a straight-up film noir, but really, it's more of a social drama. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's actually kind of hard to watch, with Richard Widmark playing a hardline racist who accuses a black doctor (Sidney Poitier, looking very young in his first film) of killing his brother - they're both in the hospital with gunshot wounds after trying to rob a store. The thing blows up into a full-on race war,…
I figured I'd go ahead and watch this before The Avengers comes out, since I had missed it in theatres the year it came out. "Missed" isn't the right word. I heard bad things about it and opted not to go. And yeah, this movie is pretty boring, especially for an action movie. There are only like two and a half actual action scenes in it.
The first hour or so I was kind of bored stiff - there were…
For a little while I was afraid I'd misheard and it was gonna be all guns, which would've been boring and just needlessly violent (in a boring way). But then the hand-to-hand stuff started, and all of that was awesome. So yeah. Just enough story to string a nearly 100-minute long fight scene on, and that was enough. Also, it was surprisingly well-paced for basically being a long fight scene, with some breather sections in there at just the right times. Definitely had fun with this.