Capsule Review: "The Legend of Drunken Master"

by Eric Melin on October 20, 2000

in Print Reviews

This is essentially a pared-down version of Jackie Chan’s much-revered 1994 film “Drunken Master II.” It’s 15 minutes shorter, and for me at least, probably better. I have to be honest. I am not really a martial arts fan and I absolutely HATE watching movies that have been dubbed in English. That said, I enjoyed the fighting in this film quite a bit. There are some amazing moments. The jokes are bad and obvious, though. And the plot is so uninteresting that every time they weren’t fighting, I was dozing off. I must have been really tired when I saw this, but I still liked it okay. Hell, it has to be better than our other option that day, “Pay it Forward.” That looks like a steaming pile of crap.

Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes for The Pitch. He’s former President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls, Ultimate Fakebook, and Truck Stop Love . He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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