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CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

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Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON

 

 

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 it.

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.


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