Again an anime I liked very much and again theres no need to write much because Jere and Peter Rogers dit it already.
Sometimes it doesnt need a too realistic story to make a good film and sometimes you recognise yourself also in an a bit exaggerated subscribed familiy life... maybe thatswhy its such a pleasure to watch it
its interessting, but the Koreans seem to have a problem with mobbing and violence at schools. This is - after Bystanders - the second film about it.
In roughly drawn pictures (anything else wouldn't fit in my opinion) it tells he story of three kids, chained together in a strange kind friendship and their problems with their more popular classmates. Their social competences leave much to be desired and there only coice is to fight them with little prospect of…
Second time I saw this film. First time at a Festival (original), now the shorter version and I am still impressed and fascinated.
Even with a length of 280 minutes the film never looses the fine balance between action and the quieter scenes. The battlescenes have the typical elegance and Woo does not fail to add a spark of humor.
Do I really have to praise the cast? Takeshi Kaneshiro, Tony Leung, Chang Chen...
Short: The best way to spend a rainy afternoon
Somehow I am disappointed. Maybe I expected too much because of the title, I had something in mind like Van Helsing or Dracula… either typical horror or history trash. But it was nothing of it.
Ok, it had a nice constructed historical context. The action scenes were good, the athmosphere dark enough. On the other hand I found not even a hint of humour and the weatherforecasts for the next week are much scarier.
So, when you really want to watch it, borrow the dvd, but save the money for the cinema ticket.