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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.
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'.
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…
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'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' von Ang Lee ist sehr klassisch. Klassische Kampfkunst verwoben in einer klassischen Geschichte. Die Kämpfe sehen super aus, stilsicher choreografiert und sehr abwechslungsreich. Die Geschichte konnte mich nicht ganz überzeugen. Hat mich einfach nicht gepackt.
Guter Film, aber für mich nicht das Meisterwerk, für das er vielerorts gehalten wird.
If that desert sequence was not there, gain half a star.
It's so boring and out of place. Drags down the entire movie and kills the pace.
And honestly, if that had happened in the movie, chronologically, it wouldn't have felt off. But dropping it in to play with the "twist" of the movie is dumb.
But, other than that, great movie. The action is still beautiful and intense, good characters, incredible cinematography.
14 years after its release, Ang Lee's martial arts epic still holds up as a visually stunning masterpiece about love and loss. Sure, the special effects would be far more perfect today but with so much emotion and fully-realized characters leading the film, it hardly matters.
The cinematography is wonderful, I really liked the atmosphere and the martial arts stuff is fun enough, but the story didn't really work that well.
This film grows with age. Timeless and magnificent. Mythological and heartrending.
I don't know how anyone can think this film is slow, boring and long. To me it is lyrical, beautiful and magical.
I remember seeing it as a wide-eyed thirteen year old, fed on a cinema diet of MGM musicals and Hollywood blockbusters. I really hadn't seen anything like this before. I remember my friends just not getting it, 'Why do they fly?' 'What's with the sword?' 'Subtitles, urgh!'. I had none of these problems, from the first scene I was hooked.
It was a world that could not be more different from my own. I knew nothing of Asian cinema, history or mythic tales. It didn't matter to me. Seeing two strong women fighting against their families, their honour…
A disappointment considering its' reputation, bluntly - I found The House of Flying Daggers to be far superior. Some of the action sequences are majestic but the plot is flat and obvious, with endless cod-philosophical dialogue scenes speaking of a director who's not comfortable with the genre they've chosen.
It's good, but not much more than that.
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