An Ordinary Hero

Topics: Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do, Martial arts Pages: 3 (1068 words) Published: December 5, 2013
Jalen Weaver
0990-English
Melinda Bender
Essay 3
April 17, 2012
A Must Watch Movie
Many movies pull off intense situations that pull our attention in. Even though fighting and breaking backs pull most men into the movie it doesn’t mean that men also are not grabbed to the attention of drama. In the movie Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story directed by Rob Cohen (1993) it has fighting, drama and all sorts of other intriguing things throughout the movie. The movie takes place from when he was born in 1940 to when he died in 1973. It is a true story about a legend that changed the martial arts world. It is one Chinese immigrants dream to make it big in the U.S. while making new friends and creating a family while not knowing he is going to become a legend. In the Movie Dragon you can see the understanding of being an immigrant, overcoming the impossible, and of course “love” is three main reasons Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story is a must watch movie.

A hero is what we all look up to. Someone who doesn’t necessary need super powers but can make other people believe and support them. As long as I can remember my hero has been Bruce Lee. When I was little all I ever thought of were his movies where he was jumping, kicking, punching and the ever famous “waaaahhhhhhh!” whenever he would hit someone. When I grew older I started to realize what he stood for and what kind of person he was. He changed martial arts forever with his teaching. He thought to move like water. Bruce once said “Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” (chasingthefrog) Bruce Lee coming to America at his time was hard and difficult but nothing stopped him on his way to the top. He did have hard times but he pushed through and won everyone’s hearts over even the ones that once ridiculed...

Cited: Chasingthefrog.com
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story by Rob Cohen
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