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Sun, 29 Nov 2009

Micro film reviews

2012: don't bother

Brighton Wok: not very good, but great fun and recommended if you appreciate amateur film-making.

The Warlords: great - Chinese cinema is really very good these days, even if it is still somewhat one-dimensional, with most of their films (at least of those that ever make it to the West) still being some species of martial arts or war movie.

House of Flying Daggers: good, but not great. The second half drags a bit and the plot goes through some rather silly contortions. Worth watching all the way through though.

Posted at 20:29 by David Cantrell
keywords: culture | film
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"House of Flying Daggers" is mostly a visual treat I think. It has some great fight scenes, but only a couple of years after seeing it, I can hardly rememebr what it was about now. I do remember the ending not being particularly uplifting.

Does '2012' at least 'look' good?

Posted by Robert on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 at 10:37:36

House of Flying Daggers is indeed beautifully shot, and while the ending is a bit of a downer, it does nicely wrap up the story.

2012 has a few nice big set pieces of DOOOOOOM, but because they're *so* absurd it looks a bit video-gamey. Especially the ones with aircraft in them.

Posted by David Cantrell on Mon, 30 Nov 2009 at 15:05:14

Ah Ha, but then there's SHARK IN VENICE! : ) Oh and Happy Birthday, yes i know ,late as usual, you older bastard than me type fellow

Posted by Juan Lemmon on Wed, 2 Dec 2009 at 11:28:21

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