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Revenge of the Green Dragons

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Ever wondered where KevJumba went? He joined a Chinese gang… along with Justin Chon and Harry Shum Jr. I’m of course talking about in the movie Revenge of the Green Dragons.

The movie¬†follows two immigrant brothers Sonny (Justin Chon) and Steven (Kevin Wu) who survive the impoverished despair of New York in the 1980s by joining Chinatown gang “The Green Dragons”. The brothers quickly rise up the ranks, drawing the unwanted attention of hard-boiled city cops. After an ill- fated love affair pits Sonny against his own brother, he sets out for revenge on the very gang who made him who he is.

 

 

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shon
3 years 2 months ago

i give this movie a rotten tomato. the script is weak sauce which is to be expected from two romantic/comedy writers (michael di jiacomo, andrew loo). what the entire film lacks can be summed up in one word, bravado. there’s not enough of it in certain areas of the movie and completely absent at times — not in a good way. the gangster mentally is very subdued. for the entire length of the movie, i felt as if the finger was on the trigger, but the gun was never fired.

harry shum jr had big shoes to fill as the big boss. he simply doesn’t look or sound the part. he’s my boy, but i have to keep it real. the kingpin needed to be a much older chinese guy who is deeply entrenched in chinese customs and culture (in real life), because it’s a quality that’s very difficult to fake. on the upside, kev’s performance was pretty good.

go watch the movie for to see the familiar faces, but don’t expect a gangster movie in the rawest form.