This isn't a particularly good film - the acting is serviceable at best, the story is paper-thin, the humor uniformly doesn't work, there's random nudity (no doubt to entice the film's likely all-male audience), Rome seems to be populated entirely by Americans, and Bruce Lee's character isn't really a character so much as he's a male power fantasy come to life. But damn if the fights aren't terrific.
The legend of Bruce Lee is not without merit; he fights with…
I am a big and long-time Coen brothers fan, but I must admit, something about this film didn't quite click with me. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but if I were forced to guess, I would have to pinpoint both the plot and the tone of the story.
The plot is awfully ponderous and convoluted for how simple it is (the same story was achieved to great effect in Yojimbo), and at times, the film is played…
This is an esoteric, challenging film and upon my initial viewing, I'm not quite sure what I think. Put simply, my thoughts are all over the place. It is fantastically realized yet at times seems aimless. And yet, it is also without question a statement on morality, religion, faith, and life. What those statements are, however, are up to interpretation.
I didn't know what to expect going into this film but can say that it wasn't quite this. The story…