Donnie Yen was just recently in Singapore to promote his Ip Man franchise finale, Ip Man 4: The Finale, and this time, the 56-year-old actor is back on the silver screen again, just in time to usher in the Chinese New Year.
Enter The Fat Dragon is an action-comedy starring Yen as an obese Hong Kong police officer. Yen dons a fat suit in this latest flick, and still manages to kick bad guy butt.
The synopsis for the film is as follows:
Fallon Zhu (Donnie Yen) is a Hong Kong police officer – an agile fighter with a high crime detection rate. Dumped by his fiancée Chloe (Niki Chow), Fallon was heartbroken and start indulging in food. In six months, he became 200+ pounds. His superior, Superintendent Huang, puts him in charge of escorting a convict to Japan. A series of mishaps befall him in Japan; not only did he lose all of his belongings, he also lost the convict in his custody. His luck overturned when he met Thor (Wong Jing), another Hong Kong citizen. The both of them join forces to solve the mystery behind Fallon’s convict’s strange and sudden death. Troubles continue to snowball, affecting those around Fallon. Fallon is thus determined to uproot the gang, regardless.
Enter The Fat Dragon is loosely based on a 1978 film starring Sammo Hung, which carries the same title. You can even watch the entire movie (with English subtitles) via YouTube below: