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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…
Really moving how each fight sequence - while brilliantly conceived and executed - also has its own emotional narrative arc. I'd almost forgotten what a wonder this movie is.
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…
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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…
A sword by itself rules nothing. It only comes alive in skilled hands.
When Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was nominated for an Oscar and became so popular that I actually had friends and co-workers watching it I remember wondering if this was really happening. Did the rest of the world really clue in on how amazing Wuxia films were? Ok honestly I didn't call anything Wuxia and doubt I had ever heard of the word 16 years ago, but still talking to a female co-worker on my smoke break about the subtitled martial arts film she had just watched and loved felt like I was in the Twilight Zone at the time.
In hindsight I think Ang Lee…
Incredible choreography makes up for the absence of major emotion I have found in the past.
Revisited in 4K! A timeless classic that never gets old. New supplements worth the double dip!
The new 4k transfer is so beautiful.
That fighting scenes were awesome!
With beautiful photography and fight scenes that are far from equal those of any other film that contains martial arts, oriental this film was a surprise. excellent performances, beautiful scenery and a good story are what guarantee the attended of this film.
I'll start talking about what I did not like. The disguise used by Jen never seemed convincing. It was obvious that she was. And the light romance between Li and Yu Shu did not seem convincing, too, was very off. I also need to say that this film is easily solved with half an hour less.
Moreover we have a story that excites a good building characters, empathy for them, good action scenes and a new culture to be shown. Amazing this film have taken the Oscar for best cinematography Gladiator.
Basada en una famosda novela oriental escrita por Du Lu Wang. Li Mu Bai es un legendario experto de artes marciales que ha decidido dejar en herencia su espada mágica, la Espada Celestial, a su mejor amigo y líder de Beijing. Li Mu Bai pide a una poderosa guerrera Yu Sha, de la cual está enamorado, que la custodie hasta que la entregue. Pero poco después, la espada mágica es robada por los enemigos de Li Mu, lo que da lugar a una gran búsqueda de la poderosa espada en la que intervendrán oscuros personajes que intentarán hacerse con el tesoro para aumentar su poder.
Una impresionante historia de aventuras, romance y artes marciales, que a pesar de lo superficial…
Beautiful movie. Didn't like the wires and flying the first go-round, but I don't really mind them any more. Liked Chow Yun Fat in this one a lot.
2 warriors must track down a mysterious young thief who has stolen a legendary sword.
Not a lot to say about this. I just struggle to think of a complaint for this movie. The fight choreography is awe inspiring. The mystical world of ancient China is a beautifully created backdrop to the magical romantic tale.
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