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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.
What seems to be annoying most people is the artificial look of the action scenes - insofar as the Taiwanese director adds a sort of fantasy to the choreography of the film with the wire - and the way it affects the story. However, that was exactly what I liked the most about Ange Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
While the action scenes surely look artificial, they are, first of all, very entertaining and beautifully timed and, secondarily, they never stifle the engaging story told by director Ang Lee. As you would expect from a traditional Chinese story, this one is full of wonderful little details and it's enjoyable from start to finish.
Maybe the story is simpler than what…
Winner of Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is an aesthetic, artistic & fascinating blend of intimate melodrama & stylised action that's notable for bringing international fame to the now-esteemed filmmaker, Ang Lee, and is also considered amongst the most influential & popular films to come out from the Chinese film industry.
Based on the novel of the same name, the story of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set in a distant time in China and follows a gifted swordsman who one day decides to retire from his warrior life and plans to gift his treasured sword to an old friend. But when the sword is stolen by a mysterious fugitive, it is up to him to uncover…
Review In A Nutshell:
I was a little disappointed with this film. The film's human drama failed to captivate me, featuring a storyline that concerns the problems of a young woman who internally is in search for a role model and is also torn whether or not she should conform to her family's wishes or instead run away with a bandit whom she has had a relationship with in the past. In reading this, it really does sound interesting and I truly wanted to like this, but maybe I was just unprepared with what this film has to deliver. I was expecting a little bit of sophistication and a sense of realism in its story; I wasn't able to let…
Ang Lee’s masterpiece is fabulously extravagant, assuredly entertaining the viewer with the best of tongue-in-cheek humor, exquisite romance, and mind-blowing action sequences. What makes this one, without a doubt, one of the most graceful action films I have ever seen, is the emotional resonance that vibrates throughout its entire backbone. This film cares about its characters as well as its audience, and that’s the balancing act found impossible by today’s standards in Hollywood.
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" so gallantly recycles the best of old school movie-making and makes it feel as good as new.
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.
Considering that the last time I watched this film, I was ten and all I got out of this film was, "flying sword fights are awesome," I don't consider this a re-watch. As a kid, the nuances of the plot meant nothing to me; if it wasn't action, I didn't pay attention. Now, I'm that I'm older and (arguably) wiser, this movie has left a much bigger impact on me than it did before.
I could describe the plot of the movie, but to be honest it isn't particularly important to understanding the heart of the film. What really matters is the characters and their relationships with one another. Chow Yun-fat and Michelle Yeoh play Li Mu BI and Shu…
Fight sequences were so dope.
Ang Lee crafts another masterpiece.
Increíble trabajo de Ang Lee, sobre todo con la tensión interna que consigue en los enfrentamientos uno a uno. Pero en general su puesta en escena es exquisita, tanto para mostrar el mundo interior de personajes como para describir esos momentos de adrenalina, algo en lo que el montaje también destaca. La banda sonora es una preciosidad, mezclando temas melódicos para la temática de relaciones y sentimientos reprimidos con la percusión que acompaña a esa violencia elegante que tienen las peleas.
This is some damn magical shit right here.
Watched by Miriam Sheehan on the couch with the iPad.
This is easily one of the most beautiful movies I've ever seen. The acting is incredible and the music makes you want to cry. After I watched it I came away feeling like the movie was "golden", that was the color that I saw for at least half an hour after I watched it. It is very intense but is also calming throughout the entire film. It doesn't feel at all like a blockbuster film, where your adrenalin is pumping nonstop, but feels almost like one of Stan Brakhage's films, where they keep your eyes moving and you feel engaged but they are also calming. Of course there is a story to this, though, unlike Brakhage's. I am a newfound fan of this movie and hope other people will enjoy it as much as I did.
The ultimate example of properly blending every cinematic element into one visual extravaganza. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a film that I have put off seeing for way too long. The visuals as well as the choreography are as graceful as they are thrilling. The story was well paced too. Just when things would get more dialogue driven, I knew another great martial arts scene was on its way and it had those in spades. Li Mu Bai versus Jade Fox and Jen Yu versus Yu Shu Yien were the standouts to me. Ang Lee's technical ability shows through well in the well chosen closeups as well as the magnificent master shots of the warriors fighting on the ground, in…
I want to run away and live in a cave with Chang Chen.
In the West, it is so influential. In the East, not so much I think.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…