All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
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…
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!
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…
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.
Ang Lee's action epic, a stunning fantasy adventure in which two veteran warriors' pursuit of the stolen Green Destiny sword lead them to a wealthy aristocrat's daughter, who yearns to shun her privileged existence and impending arranged marriage in favour of a life more like theirs, features a series of fantastically choreographed martial arts sequences, courtesy of famed fight orchestrator Yuen Wo-Ping, in which formal elegance and pitiless brutality are fused in the service of set-pieces as mind-boggling in their technical dexterity as in the deep current of emotion that pulses through every blow. The backdrop of 18th century China is breathtakingly realised, from the period recreation of a thriving Beijing to the barren wilderness of the desert - the…
Everything was spectacular.
This is a must see film.
A film that has aged incredibly well, especially in terms of its practical effects and choreography, but comes off as a little slight compared to other wu xia works. It's still fun, and it's interesting seeing Lee's fairly reserved visual style applied to something so kinetic.
top notch in every respect
this seems to be a film that pretty much every asian has to watch at some point or more likely, has seen from their childhood. it's a lot of fun to watch, utterly ridiculous at times, but is actually quite good overall. would recommend to non-asians.
The fight scenes were very impressive, but what was the plot of this movie? It starts out as a crime story then morphs into a love story and then morphs again into a coming of age film? The fight scenes felt independent of the rest of the movie and did very little moving forward the plot. By the way, what was up with that twenty minute flashback in the middle of the movie? It came out of left field and felt excessive and bloated.
The fight scenes in this movie are a glory to behold. Performances are excellent, the score is perfect, the plot is solid. The film is also visually splendid. Wonderful movie. I like it.
The dazzling fight scenes are the reason to watch this movie. I'd say this movie is one of the most fun movies to watch, in a vein similar to The Raid. The set pieces work because the character are not fighting to kill eachother, but instead to prove a point, so it doesn't feel like they are in danger, but instead feels like a testing of strength. This makes the over-the-top choreography work amazingly well, as they are more dancing than fighting. All of this is shot excellently and clearly, giving the viewer a visual feast.
Story wise, the plot is really silly. Character have demesions, but I did not ever feel like the movie gave me a reason to…
WA Literature IV Class - DVD
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!