Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016) – Movie Review

March 12, 2016 4:46 am by
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Overview

A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

Cast

  • Donnie Yen - Meng Sizhao / Silent Wolf
  • Michelle Yeoh - Yu Shu Lien
  • Harry Shum Jr. - Wei Fang
  • Natasha Liu Bordizzo - Snow Vase

Director

  • Woo-Ping Yuen

Review

The first one is a classic which had a great soundtrack, was spiritual and had a lot of soul. This one is just a bog standard Kung Fu movie. It’s o.k but no more than that. Great to see Donnie Yen in there and Master Woo Ping’s fight scenes are always entertaining (there’s even a Matrix stance in there) but it just hasn’t got that certain something which the original had. I guess that’s what Ang Lee brought to the table.

Plus it’s in English. Just doesn’t feel right.

2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

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