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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.
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…
The majority of Hollywood's action films today are done in front of green screens with characters tethered to a wire! But never have we seen one so visually stunning that it takes our breath away!
My senses were so overwhelmed I literally forgot to breath!
The only CGI used in this Martial Arts Epic was to remove the wires attached to our heroes! The majority of the fight scenes and stunts were performed by the actors themselves!
The cinematography was extraordinary! The choreographed fight scenes were absolutely astonishing! I became a huge fan of Wire Fu after seeing this film! Kill Bill Volumes 1 and 2 clinched the deal!
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'.
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.
Now im all for east-west collaborations but i knew this wasnt going to work. The concept of a typical, crumby martial arts movie coated in a glossy, Columbia Pictures blockbuster package was already a volatile one and although it was a valiant attempt to get the martial arts genre out of the B-movie realm, it felt as though all the originalty had been smothered by blockbuster sensationalism and predictability, similar to how they have squeezed all the foreign flair out of Ang Lee and churned out a highly skilled and highly predictable little minion.
I had loved this movie as a teenager, and over the years, both as something to satiate my beautiful martial arts fixation and as an emotional and tearjerking epic.
I was curious, as it had been many years since I last saw it, how it would hold up. Wonderfully as it turns out. The martial arts displays are still top notch, with the wire fu only increasing their graceful nature (the flying and soaring is a logical continuation of Lee's style) and not at all taking away from the clear skill and forcefulness of the fighters. Also, they manage that tricky feat of being both exciting/cool and often being a way for the characters to express their personalities and expunge…
This movie propagates the harmful stereotype that Asians can run on top of trees.
I would've loved to see this in theaters and watched American moviegoers reactions when all these people just start flying.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's a lot of things I yearn to do, but time, money and discipline prevent me from doing so. I'd like to travel to one of those ancient Asian compounds where you have to walk up five miles worth of stairs, holding a blue flower just to get in the door. I'd like to learn the kind of martial arts that would make me a lightning fast master of peace and defense. I'd like to be able to travel 100 yards with each jump and run up the side of a tree, balancing myself on a blade of grass 75 feet in the air. The first two are, at least, theoretically possible; the latter, likely not.
But because I was…
On most regards, this Ang Lee film is an impeccable and breathtaking achievement. Everything concerning cinematography, production design, music, acting, and directing was thoroughly impressive, and besides that, it's an agreeably entertaining film.
On the other hand, it's just a matter of personal taste and I know it's very silly, but one thing that puts me off about it are the fighting sequences, because as impressively done as they may be, those people flying around are something incredibly distracting to me.
Overrated, if you really enjoy this kind of films you find this with a nice envolve but empy
Wow those fight scenes are pretty cool. Wow the rest of the movie is boring as crap.
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