Just watched Birth of the dragon and now I am confused!!!

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  1. Ogata Silver Belt

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    In movies, it depicts Wong Jack Man as a cheap dirty fighter who attacks Bruce Lee from behind after getting whooped. In this movie, Bruce Lee is a cocky asshole and Wong Jack Man is fighting for the honor of Kung Fu because he is worried that Bruce Lee is bringing a type of Kung Fu that hurts people as oppose to instill harmony.

    Through out the movie, Wong Jack Man is a very polite and soft spoken dude who is very selfless and humble. While Bruce Lee has redeeming qualities but never the less he is depicted as a cocky asshole.

    Anyways, I am confused about Wong Jack Man. I mean was the real WJM a cheap fighter or this humble monk looking for redemption and peace in America?
     
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    Wrong Jack Man kicked Bruce in the back. He beat him once....... He will beat him AGAIN!
     
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    I remember we watched the birth of a human child on VHS back in the 8th grade. right after, when all the placenta & shit gushed out, everyone freaked out - our teacher paused it, rewinded & played it back for us all to see while cracking up.
     
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    Seeing that in person, you kind of lose the sexual attraction you once had...
     
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    His gheri curl was amazing in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.
     
  7. Ezekiel 25:17 Purple Belt

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    All these movies are based on bullshit. Even dragon, the Bruce Lee story was like 70% fictional.

    Bruce was the man, but all the people around him have done such a shiity job in maintaining his true nature and preserving his legacy. Every other person who knew him seems to tell a different version of the same story.
     
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    Man, they got it all Wong, jack
     
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    Was a decent flick, had some good fight scenes.
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  10. Ogata Silver Belt

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    What story?

    Was he a good guy or an egomaniacal asshole?
     
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    I don’t think he was fighting Bruce over what type of Kung Fu he taught. Pretty sure the monks didn’t like Bruce teaching it to Westerners
     
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    There's a fair bit in that movie that amazes me. Not least the fact they turned a real life weightlifting mishap into a fight for his life in the silly film.
     
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    Exciting timesThe Chinese are designing new and revolutionary things everyday.



    @Banchan
     
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    It's like watching your favorite car get wrecked, they may be able to fix it up just like new, but the image is always there.....
     
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    They played that for us in a first aid class. There were three moms in the class. I turned directly around in my chair, stared at them each, and told them that they must be immortal.
     
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    I bet you if Bruce had chilled out on the crazy exercise regiment he would have lived to see 70.

    Also this movie reeked of Chinese nationalism.
     
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    That movie absolutely sucked. Just forget you ever watched it.

    One mod is a Bruce Lee historian. Ask him about WJM.
     

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