Year of the Dragon

Year of the Dragon ★★

This movie was panned as racist when it was released almost 40 years ago, so I was expecting to laugh my ass off the whole time, but it’s relatively tame. Frankly I can’t really identify anything particularly racist about the _movie_ other than the suggestion that Chinese would rape a Japanese, which is a cruel, ahistorical inversion of the facts. I guess back in 1985, everyone thought Chinese people only did math or karate so the suggestion that they’d be involved in the drug trade or organized crime rustled some folkses jimmies. Aside from that, it’s fine, mostly boring.