Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
A timeless story of strength, secrets and two warriors who would never surrender.
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically-skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.
Goodness what a snore this was. I disliked this film on so many levels I don't know where to begin. First the story, I guess. It's as disjointed as Hugo. For the first hour it is about the two leads then bang, you are in the desert for a long time with the brat and her beau. Was all of that supposed to make her endearing? Cause I was ready to knock her over the head with my remote. And after that very long digression, the guy finally finds her and she tells him to take a hike? What the hell? Miss 'no one bosses me around' and 'I want my freedom' suddenly gets all submissive for the first time…
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon experienced much greater box office success than it's sequel 'Kneeling Lemur, Sleeping Badger'.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I hadn't seen Ang Lee's metaphysical, phantasmagorical epic kung fu love story since it blew me away at the cinema as a 16-year-old; remiss of me, I know. Twelve years on, and fuck me it looks good. Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh play quiet, lovelorn warriors, kept apart by a shared sense of honour, whose tentative steps towards romance are interrupted most abruptly by highly-strung, arse-kicking governor's daughter Zhang Ziyi, and the high-pitched psychopath she calls master.
The script is blessed with a rare profundity, dealing with massive themes in a way that's elliptical yet grounded, and the methodically paced story - which includes a ludicrously ambitious half-hour flashback sequence dealing with Ziyi's formative romance - is offset by exuberant…
This movie is amazing in every way, from the choreography to the score and the beautiful scenery. This is a masterfully told story that never once feels slow or out of pace, I can't give it enough praise.
I know this is somewhat of a well known film, but I can't help but feel that it's under seen and under appreciated.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is beautiful, a remarkable love story with a nice wrapping of martial art. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon tells the love story between Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) and Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh). Li Mu Bai decides to end his life as a warrior by joining the monastery as a monk and giving up his sword, The Green Destiny to his friend, Sir Te through the help of Shu Lien, for the sake of redeeming his past life and finding peace. The casting of Chow Yun Fat as Mu Bai is perfect, he could portray the character of a veteran warrior, highly-skillful, powerful yet wise. To me, this is a great cinematic experience as well as…
Action films usually leave me cold, but this effort from Ang Lee is something a bit different - the cast are good, the action scenes are mind-boggling and beautifully constructed so characters can run up walls, leap between trees, and other such tricks.
There is a definite back story and a lot of emotional connection with the characters beyond the conventions and rules of martial arts, and this is what makes the film stand out from others with similar content.
The cinematography is also excellent, with beautiful shimmering colours in places. Loved it.
Shot in truly dazzling locations, artistically filmed & ably performed, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon is the first clear vision of the artistry that Ang Lee possesses & he really crafted this film in great detail with intimate human drama but what sets this film apart is its exquisite cinematography, mesmerizing music & truly one-of-a-kind action sequences. The martial arts battles are brilliantly to look at when it is making sense but most of the time is unintentionally funny as it is exaggerated way too much than what real wuxia martial-arts represents. Also, if you don't find the action sequences intriguing, this film probably may not work out that well for you. The only things I loved about this film were its beautiful landscapes…
Well directed, competently acted martial arts film with genuine character development and thematic depth. The action scenes are generally great and really captivate the audience.
This was not a bad movie at all. The action scenes were AWESOME! But, unfortunately I had a lot of problems with this movie.
1) The story of Lo and Jen was much too long. I know it was an important part, but it lasted half of the film.
2) It all went downhill after the Lo and Jen scenes. It got all confusing and weird.
All in all, not bad, but not excellent.
If they made it less weird at the end, then this would be an easy 4 stars.
The action scenes were incredible and well shot, the whole film was for that matter. I just didn't find the story that interesting and I wasn't invested with any of the characters.
I'm not going to lie but I did laugh at some of the flying effects.
Blu-ray picture 9/10
This can be found in the price of 1 € 50 cents at a flea market and supported ostaa.Ensimmäinen martial art movie I've ever seen, and it seems to be the master of all by genre. Actors attracted a great role in the performance and the women were tough beauties. Henk knew how to fight and jump Fund for nothing. I believe that was the greatest scene in the battle bamboo tree. Side of romance found and fantasy. So people really were able to fly.
8.0 / 10
There is only one way to describe this film...stunningly beautiful.
Such a beautiful movie. The story is great. The fight scenes are ridiculously incredible. If you haven't seen this one you have to.
ich glaube den Anfang hab ich schon öfter gesehen.
Achja immer diese Gesellschaftsregeln und die Kriegerregeln.
Und wie die fliegen. =)