As with most, if not all, Woo-ping Yuen films there is much fun and mayhem to be found.
Rongguang Yu and Donnie Yen tear up the screen with some blisteringly fast and hypnotically balletic Kung Fu choreography. Always on the edge of comedy the fighting exists in a sort of harmless violence that only intends to stun and never kill. This is the essence of what martial arts as pure entertainment can offer.
The obvious Robin Hood type story gives…
It looks like this is going to be another one of those films I stand alone on. Did every single person who saw this miss the point of this film? Did they understand WHAT was going on as Baby danced? Does anyone still understand metaphor anymore, or must all things be hollow and spoon feed? This film is a visual explosion for your eyes. It came, at the same time, be a roaring action piece filled with all the things…
Once you have experienced NIGHT AND FOG you cannot "un-experience" it. Once you have crossed the line and seen history that is beyond comprehension, you cannot return to your innocence.
NIGHT AND FOG is a great film because it exists only for the viewer to come to some sort of minute understanding of what occurred in the Nazi concentration camps during WWII.
As a film it attempts to allow the subject to "speak for itself". Director Alain Resnais goes out…