Grady Hendrix writes about missing the point in martial arts and action movies, especially Ashes of Time: “Character, dialogue and subtext are important parts of the moviegoing experience, but there’s another more primal language that’s harder to parse and that’s the language of action.”
Grady Hendrix muses on the alternate cuts of films for different festivals, different countries and different regions. “A million different earths, and on every one of them, an alternate cut of Days of Being Wild.”
Looking for movies that combine big battles with the pain of Chinese history? How about: The Warlords, with Jet Li, Andy Lau and Takeshi Kaneshiro; the rape-free Mongol, with Tadanobu Asano as Temujin/Genghis Khan; An Empress and the Warriors, with Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen and Leon Lai; and […]
This is a nice mash up of wuxia, kung fu and (mostly) HK gun action.