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Enter the Fats Dragon Film Overview

Donnie Yen is again and he’s larger than ever!!

Fatter… I ought to say.

Yeah, Donnie Yen performs an obese hero on this movie in a reimagining of the 1978 Sammo Hung Movie known as ‘Enter the Fats Dragon’! However don’t fear, it’s all within the identify of artwork as Yen proves he can transfer pretty much as good ever when whereas carrying a fats go well with!

However let’s get into it a bit…

What’s this movie about?

Properly, as talked about this movie is basically a re-imagined model Sammo’s unique movie from the late 70’s.

Within the unique model, Sammo was the lead and performed a Bruce Lee fanatic who was not solely obsessive about Bruce Lee, however imitated him at each flip. After upsetting some triads he results in a twist of combating these guys off and doing the entire hero factor (learn my brief overview of the unique right here).

However this movie is sort of completely different, because the Bruce Lee theme isn’t actually in your face as a lot, though it’s touched on early within the movie to create that reference to Donnie’s character. However I’ll get into that quickly.

Comparatively, this movie is extra conceptual in it’s similarity, as Donnie Yen’s character Fallon is a little bit of cliche motion film cop (Sammo wasn’t within the unique). He stops at nothing to take down a crim early within the movie, destroying a number of property within the course of. This get’s him into some deep bother.

Fallon’s Fiance was supposed to fulfill him when he was off saving the world so she’s had sufficient of his loopy motion and leaves him. The police division is sick of the harmful heroism and demotes him so he’s caught sitting in a chair within the proof room. To prime all of it off he accidents his ankle severely and finally ends up curled up at dwelling watching films, consuming junk meals and gaining a tonne of weight over 6 months.

However Fallon will get his probability to shine and get again into his previous function as a badass when he’s to switch a prisoner to Japan. However the mission goes improper and he will get blended up making an attempt to repair the case and fights off some criminals concerned within the state of affairs.

That’s the heart of the premise. However let’s speak about just a few issues…

The movie type of references Bruce Lee.

For the reason that unique is basically a parody of Bruce Lee and Bruceploitation movies, I anticipated the character to be a Bruce Lee fanatic once more. However it’s somewhat skinny.

However he’s mainly one other inventory normal Donnie Yen fashion character with a bit off added silliness.

We do get a glimpse into the Bruce Lee themes somewhat extra although, as we discover Fallon watching a string of Bruce Lee movies when he’s out of motion and even often performing Bruce’s battle cry when combating. Yet one more delicate storytelling hat tip was the thugs bullying a restaurant which belonged to a buddy of Fallon’s within the movie, very similar to Method of the Dragon but once more.

It appears Method of the Dragon was large supply of reference on this movie because it’s music is heard within the movie, it parallels the gangsters within the restaurant and it additionally occurs to be Method of the Dragon enjoying on Fallon’s TV earlier within the movie.

Apart from that, we don’t get a tonne of enjoyable or apparent references to Bruce Lee and even the unique movie.

Enter the Fat Dragon

References apart, how is the movie?

I loved it, it’s a enjoyable movie and positively price a watch, however there are some things about it I observed.

Initially, Donnie Yen appears very normal on this movie and regardless that it’s a bit foolish from time and time, it doesn’t supply a barrell of snickers such as you’d anticipate from an action-comedy. It has some moments, however it performs out like a light-hearted motion movie.

Though I did just like the flash again to Flashpoint, adopted by SPL Killzone with a slight twist 😉

One factor to notice is that if you happen to eliminated the fats go well with from Donnie altogether, the film could be roughly the identical because it doesn’t have an effect on his capability in anyway nor do they ever actually tackle his character’s weight as an issue with obstacles to beat or a bonus for use. He’s simply type of there and he’s fats.

Nonetheless, I personally didn’t discover the additional weight on Donnie distracting both, if something I used to be amazed at how properly Donnie may transfer within the go well with and it appeared pure to me all through his efficiency. So I wouldn’t name it a detrimental however it’s positively ignored contemplating the theme of the movie.

I did benefit from the private struggles between character on this movie. Fallon rekindling his relationship was on no account a masterpiece of cinema, however a pleasant added contact to the movie that saved it attention-grabbing. General it was a narrative properly instructed, however it looks as if it’s simply there simply to help the motion.

Talking of that…

How good is the motion?

I anticipated to see a few of the motion decelerate, however it didn’t!

Every struggle scene on this movie has a pleasant circulate to every actions and Donnie pulls off his signatures strikes as ordinary – nearly as if he was truly lighter than earlier than! The usage of sound and digital camera angles actually sells every strike on this movie and makes it a enjoyable watch.

What motion you get on this movie is fairly quick paced and properly executed, however there’s not a tonne of it. There are a handful of excellent fights on this movie and a good finale however it may have been higher and extra motion packed for a Donnie Yen movie.

While the motion and tempo is sweet, the depth and emotion behind the motion was lacking. One thing that took movies like Ip Man, Flash Level and SPL to the subsequent degree was the motivation behind every struggle however on this movie the fights are simply occurring.

So the motion is sweet, however not as exhilarating because it could possibly be.


Not a foul movie, not an incredible movie and positively not topping the Donnie Yen’s best hits chart however it’s nonetheless a good and enjoyable movie to take a seat and watch.

In the event you don’t have loopy expectation however anticipate to only see some enjoyable and energetic fights then verify this movie out. Let me know your overview within the feedback under 🙂

Thanks for studying and have an superior day!


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