Enter the Fat Dragon

HK 2020. dir. Kenji Tanigaki. 96 mins.

Available on DVD and Bluray. Well Go USA Entertainment

Reviewer Ed Farolan

Who says you can´t do Kung Fu if you´re fat? Well, this comedic film proves you wrong.

This Hong Kong martial arts comedy film, a remake of Sammo Hung's 1978 film of the same name,is mostly a parody of the Bruce Lee film Way of the Dragon (1972), and Enter the Dragon (1973). 

The film stars Donnie Yen as Fallon Zhu, the fat cop; Jing Wong (Thor) who also co-wrote the script; and the lovely HK actress, Niki Chow as Chloe, Fallon´s wife.

A fit police officer becomes overweight after being posted to the evidence room and also as a consequence of emotional issues. He is sent to Japan on a mission with a promise of transfer. He fails his mission because of the unsupportive police force. He is forced to be a crimebuster in Japan using his martial arts prowess.

It´s an interesting film with comedic Kung Fu moves reminiscent of the Jackie Chan films of old.

© 2020 Ed Farolan