Dragon Tiger Gate
- 1h 34m
Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.Three young martial arts masters emerge from the back streets of Hong Kong to help the powerless fight injustice.
I just finished watching this film and was so utterly blown away by it that I just had to preach its awesomeness to all kung fu fans the world over.
There is a story to this one, but let's just skip that part and concentrate on what gets real kung fu fans itching with excitement: the action.
Not even ten minutes into this film and you know that you're in for a treat. By the time you're 53 minutes in, you'll be wetting your pants - it's just THAT GOOD.
Donnie Yen did the action choreography and it's some of the best you could ever hope to see, combining genuine martial arts skill with wire-work and a touch of computer effects for some of the most stunning fights ever to come out of Hong Kong... and that means a Hell of a lot if you know your grain.
For me, this film rates up there with other kung fu masterpieces such as Iron Monkey, Fist Of Legend and Tai Chi Master; fans will therefore be able to get an idea of just how masterful this flick is!
I understand that no film can ever be perfect, but I rated this one a "10", as such is the highest attainable merit.
Now, if you're any kind of action fan, go and watch this film - I promise that you won't be disappointed.
- Oct 27, 2006