This time, the camera captures the huge casualties such battles incur, and adds a bit of reality not normally seen in this type of movie.
Of course, parts of the story remain silly, and some of the interesting plot points are left in the air, but as far as monster movies go, this is one of the best.
There's a miserably few entertaining fight sequences with each of the three (yes, three!
) Lee stand-ins used including Hong Kong legend Yuen Biao.
Unger is an always-interesting choice as the troubled romantic interest who's more than what she seems, and a mousy Penn as his always-in-trouble younger brother is an added bonus.
Sure, The Game is a slice of Hollywood hokum, but at least it's well-done hokum that's sure to please fans of the genre and fans of Douglas.
If it's all a bit ham-fisted, the film ends up being as much a portrait of an ego-centric yet charming genius as it is a condemnation of a bullying IBM and its pressure tactics.Entertainment: 7/10 : Game of Death is but a shameless attempt to collect on martial-arts hero Bruce Lee's reputation and can only be called his "last film" thanks to a few minutes of actual Lee footage taken out of original context.The newly created plot is banal and flat to the point of disdain, created to fit in with the little actual footage available - and to make sure that there was enough padding to get us to the thrilling climax.The main reason for this isn't the capable if only average script, but it's choice of helmer: At the hands of sophomore feature director Fincher (fresh off the disastrous Alien 3), the film exudes style and slick production values, showing a great visual flair and narrative pacing.Sure it's still Hollywood fluff that never quite reaches the expectations posed half-way through, but it does show those elements that made Fincher's future works like Seven and Panic Room such engrossing thrillers.