Okay uhm what a surprise?? My mom bought this on DVD when it was released and I just never really fostered any desire to watch it. So here I am on my finals week, studying and needing some background noise, so I decided to turn on the movie. Seemed like a relatively harmless idea, seeing that I thought I knew the entire plotline (also a John Williams score is always nice study tunes, right?).
And quickly, I got sucked into the movie. Sorry digital circuits and capital investments! Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li command my attention.
It had an overall decent plotline, though at some points got a bit bland. But take the okay plotline and add the stunning array of technical achievements like art direction, make up, costume designs, musical score and, probably above all, cinematography and you get yourself one hell of a film.