Runtime: 115 minutes
Dragon (or Wu Xia as it was previously known) is a crime drama with some martial arts thrown in for good measure. A paper maker gets involved with a murder case with two criminals, and is suspected by a determined detective.
Generally, I tend to watch foreign horrors and thrillers, and try to stay clear of martial arts films. In this case, as part of Film Club - The Game, Dragon was the pick of the week by Gareth over at Movie Geek.
I actually enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. I found the mystery aspect of the movie quite interesting, and apart from a twenty minute section near the end, I felt that it worked really well. I did find, around the fifty minute mark, that my interest waned slightly.
I can't comment on the actors as I am not familiar with any of them, however, the performances were really good. Donnie Yen (who I believe is rather big in the movie business) was excellent as the main character, Liu Jin-Xi. I also really rated the performance from Takeshi Kaneshiro, who played the determined detective.