If your into Jet Li movies I feel you will be happy with `Kiss of the Dragon,' that is if you haven't already seen it. Jet Li is a favorite with martial arts lovers worldwide, and his offering does not fail to satisfy the viewers. This film is a disarming (no pun intended) love story with an appealing underlying theme with high ideals. Li's contribution to the screenplay provides an engaging contribution to the progression of this film.
The plot is not original-Li is a Chinese inspector in Paris to help the French police arrest a Chinese criminal, but ends up being in the line of fire himself. Bridget Fonda's, who greatly portrays as a prostitute, teams up with Li to identify and catch the real villain, Tcheky Karyo who plays the chief of police in Paris. The bond of trust that develops between the two main characters is very absorbing and convincing to watch.
However, the fight scenes deserve mention. They are very original and ultra-violent. The ending is a great showdown. The N.E.R.D. song "Lap Dance" is played during one of the many final face-offs with the bad guys, but the scene with Li and the " Twin "is perhaps the most violent I have ever seen Jet Li do on-screen so far.
Anybody that loves this genre will be happy to see this film. 'Kiss of the Dragon' is fill with drama that is provided with a good story line, and a moderate size of martial arts. It's a come back from Jet Li with no wire work, and almost no special effects, unlike `The One,' which was sincerely horrible in comparison. A must-see/have movie for every martial-art adept.