Our wonderful Jackie Chan Adventures series continues with what some consider his greatest movie, The Legend of Drunken Master!
Review by Trylon regular Ben Schmidt.
The Legend of Drunken Master is exactly five things:
1. It’s the best kung fu movie ever made.
2. It’s so damned good, it transcends its own genre, being one of the best films ever made, period. (Doubts? Know my mother and Time magazine both back me up here.)
3. It’s Jackie Chan’s Citizen Kane (Yuen Woo-ping being Chan’s Herman J. Mankiewicz).
4. It’s the story of how you never knew how much you wanted to see a man with a spear fight a man with a sword underneath a train, until you see exactly that. And you realize it’s the BEST thing. And THEN you realize that fight took place while our Drunken Legend was sober. Who knows what he’s capable of when he starts to drink. (And he then very quickly starts to drink.)
5. It’s showing at the Trylon!
What more do you need to know? An amazing film. Not to be missed.
Ben Schmidt is a writer: strong of beard, smooth of voice.
The Legend of Drunken Master screens Monday and Tuesday at the Trylon at 7:00 & 9:00. Purchase tickets here.