This movie has a touch of the American
West (the way they use their horses in combat), a touch of Peter
Pan, and a small resemblance to Romeo and Juliet.
This is a spectacular martial arts special-effects
movie, like I've never seen done before.
My only negative comment would be the subtitles,
but this film is so good that I'm not even going to talk about
So, experience a fresh touch in movie making.
Forget everything you know about martial
arts films: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon deftly combines
martial arts and fantasy into one tantalizing experience. It's
a simple story told with many twists & turns.
It is literally poetry in motion--well
acted, well directed, and at times stunningly beautiful.
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is a gravity-defying, high-flying fantasy of power
whose righteous sword-fighters carry carry disciplined perfection
in the martial arts into the realm of magic. They can leap tall
buildings in a single bound.
It's a period swashbuckler in the ancient
Chinese action category known as martial chivalry, a kind of
central heroic myth (much like the Western is in the U.S.).
Fists fly and spirits soar in this stunning
epic that is structured around the intertwined fates of two contrasting
pairs of lovers.