Robert Wm. Gomez's

The Avenging Eagle

Rating: 
7

The first film in the Shaw Brothers four-pack DVD I just bought. I loved USA Network's Kung Fu Theater when I was a kid, but I am hardly a connoisseur when it comes to these classic kung-fu pictures. The Avenging Eagle was pretty good with a nice array of weaponry and a decent story. The fights lack the realism and speed of a 90's Jackie Chan flick but they are still pretty great. As I make my way through the set I may change my opinion of this one, but I enjoyed this as an entry point.