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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

DRUNKEN MASTER 2 (1994)


 Before Jackie Chan became a kid's cartoon character and a household name in America he made some entertaining chop-sockey flicks in Hong Kong.  While he was never as great as Bruce Lee, in my opinion, he had his own comedic appeal that worked great in the wacky world of 70's and 80's kung fun cinema.
 This movie originally came out in '94 in Asia and 6 years later due to Chan being so popular worldwide it was dubbed(pretty horribly!) and released theatrically in the U.S. as LEGEND OF THE DRUNKEN MASTER(which kinda makes sense because this isn't really a sequel).  I find it hard to believe that a movie like this would get a wide release in the modern day.  I imagine it would be immediately remade with stupid Americans and your typical Hollywood-loving moviegoers would have no idea who Chan was.
 The stunt-work as always in Chan's flicks is amazing and you can tell lots of folks were probably banged up pretty badly and I can respect that kinda dedication.  Unfortunately if you watch the dubbed version it can be pretty grating with some of the voice choices made and they also cut out the ending where Chan becomes a blind retard from drinking too much so watch the original subtitled version if you have the choice.
  While you can't take away the action-filled components of this film, overall I prefer the original DRUNKEN MASTER to this just for it's lower budgeted, old-school charm and added wackiness. 

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