Birth of the Dragon (2016) Watch Online Free
Genres: Action, Biography, Drama
Director: George Nolfi
Writers: Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson
Stars: Billy Magnussen, Yu Xia, Philip Ng
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.
Is this a joke? I am here to see Bruce Lee but they put the focus on some white guy, Steve McKee (Billy Magnussen).
I got nothing against white guys, but what is he doing as the focus of a Bruce Lee biopic? I noticed a very disturbing pattern in Hollywood. They can’t seem to be happy with Asian men in the lead role even in their own biopic.
You may think I am kidding but look at all the ways they’ve whitewashed history eg The Conqueror – Genghis Khan played by John Wayne, Attila The Hun starring the guy from 300.
Is it a coincidence that kulturemedia (search it) has a database of this sort of thing?
But that’s just the beginning. Instead of celebrating what a beast Bruce Lee is, they make him out to be some insecure and jealous loser who is butthurt over Steve McKee’s success (in the film that is) Seems more like a character assassination, rather than a biopic.
There’s the whole “hostility to the fact that Lee’s students include Caucasians.” This is very one sided because it doesn’t account for the century+ of rampant racism and war crimes committed by Caucasians against the Chinese including the opium wars holocaust, eight nation alliance, and the stealing of Hong Kong. None of that is mentioned.
All in all, this is a terrible film. I would not recommend it for Bruce Lee fans as it tarnishes his true history with half baked lies and even focuses on some Caucasian instead.
Feels like it was the director who was jealous of Bruce Lee’s success.
Update: Very interesting. There is a flood of generic “ignore the haters. this movie is great!” reviews. So this is what paid fake reviews look like.
Hollywood is racist. This movie disrespects the legacy of Bruce Lee. I highly recommend everyone to boycott this movie. The movie serves to perpetuate negative stereotypes regarding Asian women, men, and the culture.
It’s perspective forces the viewer to indulge in racism against people of color. The racism is very subversive and is spread by more than just one movie. Movies like these are bountiful in Hollywood(denigrating Asian culture).
I noticed a very disturbing pattern in Hollywood. They do not want Asian men in the lead role even in their own biopic.