*½/**** Image D Sound D
starring Julian Jung Lee, Barbara Gehring, Trygve Lode
screenplay by Robert Gosnell
directed by Mark Steven Grove
by Walter Chaw I came to the startling and somewhat crushing realization midway through it that not only have I seen worse movies than Mark Steven Grove's Dragon and the Hawk, I've seen worse movies today. Shot in and around Denver and Littleton, Colorado at locations where I've been tooling about for most of my life, Dragon and the Hawk is formula chop-socky involving martial arts master "Dragon" (Korean Tae Kwan Do expert Julian Lee) as a fish out of water looking for his missing sister (Gayle Galvez). The villain Therion (Trygve Lode) has abducted li'l sis and is injecting her with some kind of serum that turns innocent schoolgirls into goth hench-chicks. It's up to Dragon and maverick cop "Hawk" (Barbara Gehring) to save the Denver metropolitan area from...goth hench-chicks, I guess.