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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…
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'.
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…
Choreography, acting and direction are all near perfect. A fantastic achievement that has to rank among the best martial arts films of all time.
hmm, schlechte Synchro? oder wirklich küchenphilosophische Dialoge? diese Ebene ein bisschen schwach, sonst
Far fewer fight scenes than I was lead to believe, but even 15 years later it feels refreshing and innovative. The scene where Jen destroys an entire bar full of men reminded me a lot of Legend of Drunken Master.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Synopsis
This film was very creative and deep. In this martial arts fantasy, director Ang Lee delves into the teachings and philosophy of Buddhist enlightenment and wisdom. The film as a whole is very beautifully shot and is a visual pleasure, especially with the fight choreography. The acting is very well done, portraying the story of a warrior monk who must retrieve his sword while also trying to help a young heiress find balance when she seeks adventure and thrills over her arranged marriage.
The various side characters adds unbelievable depth to an already complex and intriguing story. The subtle jabs at Buddhist teaching of enlightenment and wisdom are also a interesting plot point. One prime…
Neat film. I liked how it has scenes about defense, but at the same time the characters were slumber and civilized. I like how one of the characters meditated who was the great fighter. I found it interesting how the one nice young lady who was getting married turned out to be the one who they were trying to track down. I was not expecting that at all. Her character did not show any indication to me that she was being taught by the evil woman who poisoned the other mans teacher. Another thing that surprised me about the young lady who was very energetic but civilized was how she could keep serious while communicating with the young man in…
Surprisingly dense and layered drama with some ridiculous(ly awesome) fight scenes. A two-hour action movie sounds like a tough sell, but it really is all killer, no filler here.
There is lots to admire in this film, but the cultural distance between China and myself meant for a confusing watch.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a movie originating from China. If you are wanting to watch a hyper-realistic movie about martial arts, you should probably select a different movie. Suspension of disbelief while watching films is always necessary to some extent when consuming fictional media, but the initial setup of this movie implies that the laws of physics and biology will be the same as actual reality. This is not the case.
For example: at first, when watching multiple characters gliding from rooftop to rooftop for a fight in the town, I thought they were simply using incredibly cheesy effects to showcase the supposed acrobatic abilities of the characters depicted. But in another fight that took place in a forest,…
A great movie with a much deeper plot than I expected and fun fight scenes.
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