Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

House of Flying Daggers (2004)

Directed by Yimou Zhang

Starring Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang, Dandan Song

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Mystical kung fu with extravagant costumes on beautifully decorated sets, with slow-mo and and wire work to heighten the action, much in the vein of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The formula is getting old.

Ziyi Zhang is a treat, and the kung fu is decent. But the story is lame, romance is cheesy, music is melodramatic, and the dialogue is cliché.

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