Add your rating See all 1 kid review. His white mistress learns he can read and gives him a Bible. Meanwhile, Nat's master, Samuel Armie Hammerdecides to make extra money by taking Nat to neighboring plantations to preach to the other slaves.
Birth of the Dragon: Bruce Lee barely gets the spotlight in the movie about his most important fight. By Blair Marnell Warning: Inmartial arts icons Bruce Lee and Wong Jack Man had a private match away from the public that became legendary, even though neither man agreed upon the outcome.
But the movie itself is being marketed in a way that misrepresents the finished film. If we were to judge by the posters of Philip Ng as Lee, it would be easy to believe that this is a Bruce Lee biopic. Man comes off as a more heroic and contemplative figure than Lee, and he easily wins sympathy.
Within this film, Man is battling for both the soul of Lee and for kung fu itself. The conflict between Man and Lee had so much dramatic potential that it is extremely unfortunate that the movie drops that ball in several ways.
If the entire movie was simply the build up to the duel, the duel itself, and its aftermath, then this could have been something special. In reality, there was no Steve McKee, and his presence completely unbalanced the rest of the film. Almost everything in the film revolves around McKee in some way, and it is completely ridiculous.
His character only exists as a way to give a leading role to a white actor. Magnussen does the best he can with it, but this is schlock that the movie industry should have moved past by now. There were some moments when Nolfi seemed to lose focus on the martial arts action by playing a few camera tricks.
But by and large, this was the best part of the movie.
Some of the final fights are even fun to watch, but they also represent the point that the story completely breaks from reality.
If there is a bright spot in this debacle, it would be if Birth of the Dragon propels Ng and Yu to greater stardom in the United States. Both men deserve a better showcase for their skills. Allowing McKee to steal the focus of the story diminished the movie as a whole, which already had two perfectly cast leads in Ng and Yu.
But this is a story that was robbed of its soul.Oct 07, · Watch video · This movie deliberately shares its title with D.W. Griffith's movie The Birth of a Nation (). That film, an adaptation of Thomas Dixon Jr.
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Jul 06, · In THE BIRTH OF A NATION, living on a Southern cotton plantation, young Nat Turner dreams of his African ancestors. His white mistress learns he can read and gives him a Bible.
Years later, the grown Nat (Nate Parker) falls in love with a new slave, Cherry (Aja Naomi King), and they marry.4/4. In that spirit, Deadline asked Patrick H.
Breen, an associate professor of history at Providence College, to view The Birth Of A Nation with his historian’s eye. Breen is the author of The Land Shall Be Deluged In Blood: A New History Of The Nat Turner Revolt, which was .
The most successful and artistically advanced film of its time, The Birth of a Nation has also sparked protests, riots, and divisiveness since its first release. The film tells the story of the Civil War and its aftermath, as seen through the eyes of two families%.