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2013-01-24 08:12:04 PM  
Ronny Yu (Freddy vs. Jason, Bride of Chucky) is in talks to direct.

Yeah, that'd be a big step down from Ang Lee.
 
2013-01-24 08:14:08 PM  
The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?
 
2013-01-24 08:20:23 PM  

RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?



Well, it was no Shanghai Nights, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-24 08:35:25 PM  

RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?


I liked the first movie, but I'll admit that it *might* have been a victim of overhype.
 
2013-01-24 08:49:28 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?

I liked the first movie, but I'll admit that it *might* have been a victim of overhype.


That movie was awful. What the hell is with writing the whole dialogue in Jane Austen-esque English and then translating it (badly) into Mandarin? ANd what's with hiring two lead actors who don't speak Mandarin at all? That movie was borderline unintelligible.
 
2013-01-24 08:51:58 PM  

RexTalionis: What the hell is with writing the whole dialogue in Jane Austen-esque English


He *did* direct that one adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, so you MAY be on to something there.
 
2013-01-24 09:15:10 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?

I liked the first movie, but I'll admit that it *might* have been a victim of overhype.


The flashback sequence nearly killed the movie for me. It's a good thing he did put that in the middle, otherwise it would have killed the momentum early.

 But I enjoyed the movie...I thought Hero much better.
 
2013-01-24 09:20:13 PM  
Well, since they killed off Chow-Yun Fat's and (allegedly) Ziyi Zhang's character, bringing back a 50 year-old Michelle Yeoh is all that's left.

This would have made sense 10 years ago...not sure I'd buy it today...but damn do I love that movie.  Beautifully filmed and choreographed.

Here's a good essay I found awhile back that explains things from different perspective..which also means a sequel is totally unnecessary.
http://www.chikung.org.tw/etxt/20010222-1.htm
 
2013-01-24 09:20:43 PM  
Is the "Electric Boogaloo" thing ever going to get old?

Oh and the Crouching Tiger thing was farking retarded. Prancing around on branches....God that was lame.
 
2013-01-24 09:27:12 PM  
Crouching Ziyi Zhang, Hidden Web Cam.
 
2013-01-24 09:29:05 PM  
Uggh, I can watch horrible crap and enjoy it, but Crouching Tiger, was about 3 hours too long.  It was a big budget rehash of a Kung Theater.

It was so bad it is like my own version of "what were you doing when kennedy got shot".

I can remember each detail of theater, the lack of fresh popcorn, and even the refreshing respite from the movie when I had to tank a dump an the cinema.

Just cause it is asian and has a marginally attractive chick in it, does not a good movie make.

Crippled Masters was much better.
 
2013-01-24 09:32:03 PM  
Considering that Zhang Ziyi is also currently under investigation for prostitution in China, I doubt she'd be back as well.
 
2013-01-24 09:36:13 PM  
Ah, yes.
The movie that made Chinese people believe they could fly.
 
2013-01-24 09:36:22 PM  
It was based on a book of which there were a shiatload of books in the story. Knock yourselves out.
 
2013-01-24 09:46:23 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: The flashback sequence nearly killed the movie for me. It's a good thing he did put that in the middle, otherwise it would have killed the momentum early.


First time I saw the movie, I think I dozed once or twice during that scene.

Don't get me wrong, I *liked* the movie, but damn if that scene didn't lull me off to sleep.


Darth_Lukecash: But I enjoyed the movie...I thought Hero much better.


I'll agree there.

Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.
 
2013-01-24 09:52:48 PM  

RexTalionis: Considering that Zhang Ziyi is also currently under investigation for prostitution in China, I doubt she'd be back as well.


Citation needed.  Damn, I found her hot...I didn't know she was on the market so to speak.
 
2013-01-24 09:57:00 PM  

slayer199: RexTalionis: Considering that Zhang Ziyi is also currently under investigation for prostitution in China, I doubt she'd be back as well.

Citation needed.  Damn, I found her hot...I didn't know she was on the market so to speak.


Indeed.

/with an inverse tachyon beam, etc
 
2013-01-24 10:15:54 PM  
I got tricked into watching that first piece of crap. No way I'm going near the sequel.
 
2013-01-24 10:24:06 PM  
Mifune told me I'm in a new movie? He said he saw it online.
 
2013-01-24 10:32:38 PM  
Crapping Tiger, shiatting Dragon 2: The Quest for The Lost Corn
 
2013-01-24 10:34:55 PM  

pxlboy: slayer199: RexTalionis: Considering that Zhang Ziyi is also currently under investigation for prostitution in China, I doubt she'd be back as well.

Citation needed.  Damn, I found her hot...I didn't know she was on the market so to speak.

Indeed.

/with an inverse tachyon beam, etc


The Googles tell me it's mostly tabloid gossip. Honestly if she's made 100 million bending over for diplomats why in the hell would she still be in China?
 
2013-01-24 10:35:23 PM  

zato_ichi: Mifune told me I'm in a new movie?


I can neither confirm nor deny these reports.
 
2013-01-24 10:37:01 PM  

RexTalionis: Considering that Zhang Ziyi is also currently under investigation for prostitution in China, I doubt she'd be back as well.



If by "under investigation" you mean "she dated a very rich man" and "a few biatchy gossip sites speculated about it" then yes, she's under investigation for prostitution.

You make it sound like she's Suzy Favor or something.
 
2013-01-24 10:41:16 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.


Meh. CTHD was just the right about of style. Hero went over the top, and though I didn't see it directly, the previews for Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme. (Of course, the latter two is a different director, not Ang Lee.)

If I'm going to watch a movie like that, give me a Stephen Chow film like Kung Fu Hustle. At least it's funny, and not dripping with pretentiousness.
 
2013-01-24 10:48:48 PM  

blue_2501: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.

Meh. CTHD was just the right about of style. Hero went over the top, and though I didn't see it directly, the previews for Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme. (Of course, the latter two is a different director, not Ang Lee.)

If I'm going to watch a movie like that, give me a Stephen Chow film like Kung Fu Hustle. At least it's funny, and not dripping with pretentiousness.


That movie was awesome. Also, 70's and 80's era Jackie Chan is a lot of fun.
 
2013-01-24 10:52:17 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?

I liked the first movie, but I'll admit that it *might* have been a victim of overhype.


I really liked the first movie, but, then, I used to be a teenage girl. I think the movie truly is great at showing what it feels like to be a teenage girl. I saw the movie with a man who just couldn't get into it because he didn't get the female lead.
 
2013-01-24 11:00:32 PM  
If you have a crush on Zhang Ziyi and are really high that's a great movie.
 
2013-01-24 11:01:22 PM  

blue_2501: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.

Meh. CTHD was just the right about of style. Hero went over the top, and though I didn't see it directly, the previews for Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme. (Of course, the latter two is a different director, not Ang Lee.)

If I'm going to watch a movie like that, give me a Stephen Chow film like Kung Fu Hustle. At least it's funny, and not dripping with pretentiousness.


I enjoy the hell out of Stephen Chow- Kung Fu Hustle, Shaloin Soccer and I beleve Royal Tramp I am II are great.. The man know how to parody genres. The alien one he did way good.
 
2013-01-24 11:16:54 PM  

blue_2501: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.

Meh. CTHD was just the right about of style. Hero went over the top, and though I didn't see it directly, the previews for Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme. (Of course, the latter two is a different director, not Ang Lee.)

If I'm going to watch a movie like that, give me a Stephen Chow film like Kung Fu Hustle. At least it's funny, and not dripping with pretentiousness.


Hero was meh. I enjoyed the hell out of Fearless though. That movie was wall to wall kick-ass.

oneguyrambling.com
 
2013-01-24 11:24:56 PM  

blue_2501: Meh. CTHD was just the right about of style. Hero went over the top, and though I didn't see it directly, the previews for Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme. (Of course, the latter two is a different director, not Ang Lee.)


I haven't seen Curse of the Golden Flower yet, so I can't comment there, but I love the color schemes and compositions of Hero.

I can be a sucker for visuals, and I guess that's the case there.


blue_2501: If I'm going to watch a movie like that, give me a Stephen Chow film like Kung Fu Hustle. At least it's funny, and not dripping with pretentiousness.


LectertheChef: That movie was awesome. Also, 70's and 80's era Jackie Chan is a lot of fun.


Oh, Kung Fu Hustle is boss.

And word to the earlier Jackie Chan stuff. The Drunken Master films make for GREAT viewing!


PsyLord: Hero was meh. I enjoyed the hell out of Fearless though. That movie was wall to wall kick-ass.

oneguyrambling.com


Disagreed on Hero, but Fearless was boss.

Caught that on a whim at the theater, was totally glad I did.
 
2013-01-25 12:05:29 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?

I liked the first movie, but I'll admit that it *might* have been a victim of overhype.


The first one benefited from The Matrix giving wire fu some crossover appeal.
 
2013-01-25 12:09:38 AM  

RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?


Because we've been convinced ANg Lee is awesome. My opinion is that everything e touches is so slooooow and boring.

I haven't seen Life of Pi and sort of want to, but his record of making a film that doesn't put me to sleep is pretty bad.
 
2013-01-25 12:11:29 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.


While I agree that Hero was the better movie, I gotta say I much preferred the fight choreography in Crouching Tiger.

It had a very weak plot, and the flashback both made the movie confusing (at least on first watch) and killed the momentum, but damn, I can watch and rewatch the fight scenes for hours.
 
2013-01-25 12:32:44 AM  
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a damn fine movie.


This sequel would point towards a travesty.


I am not amused.
 
2013-01-25 12:39:01 AM  

Nem Wan: The first one benefited from The Matrix giving wire fu some crossover appeal.


That, and it's hard to go wrong with leads like Chow Yun-fat and Michelle Yeoh.


Rev.K: This sequel would point towards a travesty.


I am not amused.


Particularly so with the supposed choice of director.

That, and the movie had a perfect ending. Following it up would only be doing it a disservice.


mamoru: While I agree that Hero was the better movie, I gotta say I much preferred the fight choreography in Crouching Tiger.

It had a very weak plot, and the flashback both made the movie confusing (at least on first watch) and killed the momentum, but damn, I can watch and rewatch the fight scenes for hours.


That bar/restaurant fight in particular with Zhang Ziyi is INSANELY fun.
 
2013-01-25 12:52:52 AM  

skinink: Crouching Ziyi Zhang, Hidden Web Cam.



you have a poop fetish too huh?
 
2013-01-25 01:10:07 AM  
house of flying daggers already did it

and is better anyway
 
2013-01-25 01:16:54 AM  

RexTalionis: Considering that Zhang Ziyi is also currently under investigation for prostitution in China, I doubt she'd be back as well.


IMDB has her in 4 movies this year and one next year.

I'd run this scandal by my chinese coworker but he'd probably think i was stupid for even considering the possibility that it might be true.

She whored herself to Bo Xilai? sure.
 
2013-01-25 01:42:55 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: blue_2501: Meh. CTHD was just the right about of style. Hero went over the top, and though I didn't see it directly, the previews for Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme. (Of course, the latter two is a different director, not Ang Lee.)

I haven't seen Curse of the Golden Flower yet, so I can't comment there, but I love the color schemes and compositions of Hero.

I can be a sucker for visuals, and I guess that's the case there.


blue_2501: If I'm going to watch a movie like that, give me a Stephen Chow film like Kung Fu Hustle. At least it's funny, and not dripping with pretentiousness.

LectertheChef: That movie was awesome. Also, 70's and 80's era Jackie Chan is a lot of fun.

Oh, Kung Fu Hustle is boss.

And word to the earlier Jackie Chan stuff. The Drunken Master films make for GREAT viewing!


PsyLord: Hero was meh. I enjoyed the hell out of Fearless though. That movie was wall to wall kick-ass.

oneguyrambling.com

Disagreed on Hero, but Fearless was boss.

Caught that on a whim at the theater, was totally glad I did.


Curse of the Golden Flower was worth it, if only to see Chow Yun Fat beat down an annoying kid with a solid gold belt. The whole picture screamed with your standard China enforced "don't screw with the government" propaganda but it was entertaining overall.
-J-
 
2013-01-25 01:45:34 AM  
Jarod Cain:

Curse of the Golden Flower was worth it, if only to see Chow Yun Fat beat down an annoying kid with a solid gold belt. The whole picture screamed with your standard China enforced "don't screw with the government" propaganda but it was entertaining overall.
-J-


I should also say, don't expect much of a kung-fu flick. Curse would probably fall more into the epic drama category, though I'm not sure if it quite manages that.
-J-
 
2013-01-25 02:34:06 AM  

blue_2501: Curse of the Golden Flower seem to take it to the maximum extreme


yep, they pretty much cranked it to 11 and broke off the knob. It was a pretty good movie, though.
 
2013-01-25 02:40:28 AM  

Jarod Cain: Jarod Cain:

Curse of the Golden Flower was worth it, if only to see Chow Yun Fat beat down an annoying kid with a solid gold belt. The whole picture screamed with your standard China enforced "don't screw with the government" propaganda but it was entertaining overall.
-J-

I should also say, don't expect much of a kung-fu flick. Curse would probably fall more into the epic drama category, though I'm not sure if it quite manages that.
-J-


much like House of Flying Daggers
 
2013-01-25 04:26:14 AM  
So it'll be the exact same film, except this time it'll be in Thailand, and Chow Yun Fat's character will get a face tattoo?
 
2013-01-25 06:02:59 AM  
I loved HERO. The zither fight in the rain and the 'we will do badass CALLIGRAPHY while arrows fall' were my favorite scenes. Probably why I liked the Zither fight in Kung Fu Hustle (the Exalted RPG totally took that fight and ran with it for Dragon Bloods)

Curse of the Golden Flower was too screamy. Wanted to like it but was not a fan. The minute you got a good overview of the family, you knew what was coming.

What I would love to get is a copy of Warriors of Zu. Cheesy and overthetop as hell, but then I'm a Storm Riders fan too.

/you did WHAT with your sleeves, royal eunuch?
 
2013-01-25 06:25:42 AM  
Wow...anyone ever heard of king hu??? If you had you would see what ang lee was doing w/ cthd visually while telling a story that fits his oeuvre...
 
2013-01-25 07:06:30 AM  
Shocked to see so much hate for Crouching Tiger, a movie I love. But then again this is fark.
 
2013-01-25 07:47:56 AM  

stuhayes2010: Shocked to see so much hate for Crouching Tiger, a movie I love. But then again this is fark.


Yes, I enjoyed the movie, too. I do agree that the sudden flashback was a strange move, and ground the movie to a halt, but, overall, the film remains one of the better ones I've seen. Not great, but certainly not "OH THEY DIDN'T EVEN SPEAK REAL MANDARIN" levels of disgust.

As for Hero, that, too was good, but I was distracted by the visuals: oh, lessee, today's color is BLUE!
 
2013-01-25 07:59:36 AM  

Mugato: Is the "Electric Boogaloo" thing ever going to get old?


It's one of those things that someone will think is original and funny until the end of time, much like the "lens flare" joke in the story right beneath this one.
 
2013-01-25 08:20:33 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: ...

Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.


Really? I always think of them both as Merchant Ivory Kung-Fu.

Jet Li has better fights in Lethal Weapon 4.
 
2013-01-25 08:55:24 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: ...

Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.

Really? I always think of them both as Merchant Ivory Kung-Fu.

Jet Li has better fights in Lethal Weapon 4.


I think my favorite of his was Fist of Legend.

Back on topic, I actually really liked Crouching Tiger, but know that Fark hates what I like. The choice of director for the sequel is retarded though.
 
2013-01-25 08:58:29 AM  

stuhayes2010: Shocked to see so much hate for Crouching Tiger, a movie I love. But then again this is fark.


Seriously. I am surprised. I thought it was one of the better romance stories put out in the last twenty years. But whatever, I'm going to keep on enjoying it.

Glad to see love for Hero though - that movie was badass. The colours...oh god the colours.
 
2013-01-25 09:00:57 AM  
Crouching Actors, Hidden Wires
 
2013-01-25 09:07:30 AM  

Erix: You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: ...

Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.

Really? I always think of them both as Merchant Ivory Kung-Fu.

Jet Li has better fights in Lethal Weapon 4.

I think my favorite of his was Fist of Legend.

Back on topic, I actually really liked Crouching Tiger, but know that Fark hates what I like. The choice of director for the sequel is retarded though.


Ever seen Last Hero in China? It's cheesy, but the fights are awesome.
 
2013-01-25 09:08:43 AM  

PsyLord: Hero was meh. I enjoyed the hell out of Fearless though. That movie was wall to wall kick-ass.


Was Fearless the one with foreigners running sleazy martial arts matches? If it's the one I'm thinking of, that was pretty awesome. Got to hand it to Li, he does some bad movies so he can pay for being in good, thoughtful martial arts movies like Hero, Fearless and Fist of Legend. God, Fist of Legend is good...great martial arts stunt work mixed with an actually interesting story about occupation and romance and honor.
 
2013-01-25 09:12:43 AM  

stuhayes2010: Shocked to see so much hate for Crouching Tiger, a movie I love. But then again this is fark.



I liked CTHD. I simply don't see a point in a sequel to the movie, even though the novel it was based on is one of a series.
 
2013-01-25 09:15:56 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Darth_Lukecash: The flashback sequence nearly killed the movie for me. It's a good thing he did put that in the middle, otherwise it would have killed the momentum early.

First time I saw the movie, I think I dozed once or twice during that scene.

Don't get me wrong, I *liked* the movie, but damn if that scene didn't lull me off to sleep.


Darth_Lukecash: But I enjoyed the movie...I thought Hero much better.

I'll agree there.

Crouching Tiger got the better publicity and everything, but Hero was wall-to-wall awesome.


I agree on it's awesomeness, but the end of the movie, where the Hero lays it down because he sees the murderous fascist tyrant's point of view kind of pushed it into overt propaganda for me.
 
2013-01-25 09:17:37 AM  
I like all those movies. I thought The Promise was good too.

I have to say that I am a big Zatoichi fan, especially the later ones.

And for 70s Japanese gangster stuff, The Yakuza Papers is awesome.
 
2013-01-25 09:23:28 AM  

You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Ever seen Last Hero in China? It's cheesy, but the fights are awesome.


Didn't see that one yet, but just found it on Amazon.
 
2013-01-25 09:24:10 AM  

PreMortem: RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?


Well, it was no Shanghai Nights Whoriental Academy #6, that's for sure.

 
2013-01-25 09:34:18 AM  
I went to see the original in the theatre. In front of me were two drunk rednecks. They got soooooo pissed when they realized they were supposed to read subtitles. They walked out after sucking their teeth and moaning about it for 20 mins.
 
2013-01-25 09:44:30 AM  
I was unaware there was such a wuxia hatred on fark... Love CTHD, Hero was a glorfied propoganda movie. I have also enjoyed anything related to the Three Kingdoms Era of China (Think Dynasty Warriors for those who are wondering what I am speaking about)


CT doesn't need a sequel but it would still probably be a fantastic thing to watch if the choreography remains top notch.
 
2013-01-25 10:09:09 AM  
clearly many of you watched crouching tiger while not on acid. you all chose poorly.
 
2013-01-25 10:15:33 AM  

dragyne: I was unaware there was such a wuxia hatred on fark... Love CTHD, Hero was a glorfied propoganda movie. I have also enjoyed anything related to the Three Kingdoms Era of China (Think Dynasty Warriors for those who are wondering what I am speaking about)


CT doesn't need a sequel but it would still probably be a fantastic thing to watch if the choreography remains top notch.


It was badly written, badly acted, and Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yoeh's roles should've gone to somebody who speaks Mandarin in the first place.

Also, the movie doesn't make sense.
 
2013-01-25 10:32:57 AM  

RexTalionis: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: RexTalionis: The first movie wasn't even that good. How does it deserve a sequel?

I liked the first movie, but I'll admit that it *might* have been a victim of overhype.

That movie was awful. What the hell is with writing the whole dialogue in Jane Austen-esque English and then translating it (badly) into Mandarin? ANd what's with hiring two lead actors who don't speak Mandarin at all? That movie was borderline unintelligible.


Worse, my friend speaks Mandarin (fluently) and SHE turned on the English track because the Mandarin was worse horribly spoken.
 
2013-01-25 10:41:45 AM  

RexTalionis: dragyne: I was unaware there was such a wuxia hatred on fark... Love CTHD, Hero was a glorfied propoganda movie. I have also enjoyed anything related to the Three Kingdoms Era of China (Think Dynasty Warriors for those who are wondering what I am speaking about)


CT doesn't need a sequel but it would still probably be a fantastic thing to watch if the choreography remains top notch.

It was badly written, badly acted, and Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yoeh's roles should've gone to somebody who speaks Mandarin in the first place.

Also, the movie doesn't make sense.


If you don't actually understand Mandarin and watch it subtitled, most of your complaints don't matter.

I didn't have trouble with the acting, but then again I was lots of low budget kung-fu flicks.
CTHD is decent when compared to a standard action/drama movie, but compared to a standard kung-fu movie, it's amazing.
 
2013-01-25 10:54:53 AM  
I still don't understand why they started with the fourth book. If they did another movie I'd prefer it to be a prequel. Yes, I'm aware they took stuff from the other three books for the Crouching Tiger. I'm looking forward to a sequel, though I hope it's better than the alright first one. My biggest issue with the film was how we never really get to see how bad-ass Chow Yun Fat's character really is, he just comes in at the beginning and is like "Well, I just had some of the most fantastic and exciting adventures EVER, now to set down my amazing sword and never touch it again, nope, NEVER AGAIN." I felt that it was a huge tease.
 
2013-01-25 11:11:22 AM  
I could get behind Quentin Tarantino manning the helm, as well. I thought Iron Monkey was a pretty solid movie and his work with Kill Bill type fight sequences could lend a fresh perspective to the Crouching Tiger franchise.

/I could also get behind Ziyi Zhang
//But in a completely different manner than Quentin
///Call me, Ziyi
 
2013-01-25 11:56:04 AM  

HatMadeOfAss: I could get behind Quentin Tarantino manning the helm, as well. I thought Iron Monkey was a pretty solid movie and his work with Kill Bill type fight sequences could lend a fresh perspective to the Crouching Tiger franchise.

/I could also get behind Ziyi Zhang
//But in a completely different manner than Quentin
///Call me, Ziyi


Iron Monkey wasn't directed by Tarantino.
 
2013-01-25 12:58:37 PM  
Meh, it was no Chinese Ghost Story.
 
2013-01-25 02:59:16 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: Meh, it was no Chinese Ghost Story.


I love those old movies. Super cheesy, but quite entertaining. You should also check out Once Upon a Time in China I and II (I personally thought 2 was better than 1 - the fight scene between Donny Yen and Jet Li was awesome).
 
2013-01-25 03:20:01 PM  

RexTalionis: dragyne: I was unaware there was such a wuxia hatred on fark... Love CTHD, Hero was a glorfied propoganda movie. I have also enjoyed anything related to the Three Kingdoms Era of China (Think Dynasty Warriors for those who are wondering what I am speaking about)


CT doesn't need a sequel but it would still probably be a fantastic thing to watch if the choreography remains top notch.

It was badly written, badly acted, and Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yoeh's roles should've gone to somebody who speaks Mandarin in the first place.

Also, the movie doesn't make sense.


I was entertained, and do not care one way or another about how badly they spoke mandarin. Within context to me at least it made sense. Bout as much sense as any other wuxia and it was a movie meant to be visually appealing not storyline wise glorified blockbuster fare... still enjoyed it and would watch it again.
 
2013-01-25 05:09:43 PM  
My comb!

My COMB!

MY COMB!!!

MY COMB!!!!!

/All I remember of that crappy, boring movie.
 
2013-01-25 07:08:52 PM  

RexTalionis: HatMadeOfAss: I could get behind Quentin Tarantino manning the helm, as well. I thought Iron Monkey was a pretty solid movie and his work with Kill Bill type fight sequences could lend a fresh perspective to the Crouching Tiger franchise.

/I could also get behind Ziyi Zhang
//But in a completely different manner than Quentin
///Call me, Ziyi

Iron Monkey wasn't directed by Tarantino.


He was the producer for the 2001 release. While understandably he didn't make all creative decisions, it still had a bit of his signature on it.
 
2013-01-25 08:47:07 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: RexTalionis: HatMadeOfAss: I could get behind Quentin Tarantino manning the helm, as well. I thought Iron Monkey was a pretty solid movie and his work with Kill Bill type fight sequences could lend a fresh perspective to the Crouching Tiger franchise.

/I could also get behind Ziyi Zhang
//But in a completely different manner than Quentin
///Call me, Ziyi

Iron Monkey wasn't directed by Tarantino.

He was the producer for the 2001 release. While understandably he didn't make all creative decisions, it still had a bit of his signature on it.


No, he wasn't the producer. He put his name on the movie because that was the only way to get the US distributor to release it in the US. The US distributor needed Tarantino's name to sell the movie. He had no involvement in the actual movie.
 
2013-01-25 08:50:25 PM  

HatMadeOfAss: RexTalionis: HatMadeOfAss: I could get behind Quentin Tarantino manning the helm, as well. I thought Iron Monkey was a pretty solid movie and his work with Kill Bill type fight sequences could lend a fresh perspective to the Crouching Tiger franchise.

/I could also get behind Ziyi Zhang
//But in a completely different manner than Quentin
///Call me, Ziyi

Iron Monkey wasn't directed by Tarantino.

He was the producer for the 2001 release. While understandably he didn't make all creative decisions, it still had a bit of his signature on it.


See how it says "Quentin Tarantino    ....     producer (2001 release) "?

The movie was originally released in 1993. Before Tarantino made Pulp Fiction. How much of a signature do you think is actually on the thing?
 
2013-01-25 09:00:50 PM  

Jarod Cain: Curse of the Golden Flower was worth it, if only to see Chow Yun Fat beat down an annoying kid with a solid gold belt. The whole picture screamed with your standard China enforced "don't screw with the government" propaganda but it was entertaining overall.
-J-


Jarod Cain: I should also say, don't expect much of a kung-fu flick. Curse would probably fall more into the epic drama category, though I'm not sure if it quite manages that.
-J-


Gotcha - thanks for the head's up!


You'd turn it off when I was halfway across: Really? I always think of them both as Merchant Ivory Kung-Fu.

Jet Li has better fights in Lethal Weapon 4.


Yeah, but as I'm always fond of saying, your mileage may vary.

Lethal Weapon 4 was fun, though. Li makes for a great villain.


exparrot: I agree on it's awesomeness, but the end of the movie, where the Hero lays it down because he sees the murderous fascist tyrant's point of view kind of pushed it into overt propaganda for me.


So noted, then.
 
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