“Bruce Lee”… A stab at stream-of-consciousness comedy that just isn’t funny

Posted on March 17, 2017


Spoilers ahead…

The title is an ironic one. It’s the name of the hero played by GV Prakash Kumar, and the irony is that the character is anything but heroic. Doesn’t sound half-bad, does it? But Bruce Lee is one of those things where they have this one concept and nothing else. That one concept is this: Let’s name the hero after a legendary martial arts expert, and let’s make him a wimp. The nothing else is the rest of the film.

Bruce Lee is supposed to be a comedy. The key word supposed. It’s actually a tale of revenge. You’re probably thinking someone guns down the hero’s family at the beginning and he guns that person down at the end. But no! It isn’t even about the hero. The plot begins with a gangster stuffing a banana into a cop’s face. The plot ends with the cop stuffing a banana into this gangster’s face. Justice is served. So is fruit.

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