Saturday, September 17, 2005

House of Flying Daggers


Ziyi Zhang from House of Flying Daggers

OK, I usually put the movie reviews and other stuff over at Log of Zendo. But Hero is one of my favorite movies of all time, so I had to take a look at House of Flying Daggers, since it is by the same director, Zhang Yimou.

While not as engaging as Hero, House of Flying Daggers is a great movie. It is visually stunning, it has a great love story, and it contains enough amazing fight scenes to make the "action film" fans happy.

If you haven't seen either of these films, I recommend them highly. Hero I can recommend to everyone. Even if you don't like action films, you will like Hero. The love story alone is worthwhile. The fights scenes are more like dances than anything I have ever seen on film.

Warning: These are NOT Hollywood films. Happy endings are not guaranteed. (And watch in Chinese with English subtitles.... you do know how to read don't you?)

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