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Corrosive Shame
Therapy for Life
Brief break from "Alone against the mess"
Yesterday was tidying and shifting; today is re-de-re-jumbling. Yikes.

However, this morning I did go and see House of Flying Daggers.

Opinion? Not bad. It is however no Hero or Crouching Tiger. It's quite pretty in places; it's interesting if very slowly paced; but it's more the plot for an episode of the A-Team than for a feature film.

All that plus special appearances from "Our Lady of Wailing Woman Soundtracks", "Artrerial Spray by Quentin Tarantino" and this year's best contender for the "Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge) award for "Get on with it!" extended death sequences.

For £2.95 though - can't complain ...
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xerode From: xerode Date: December 27th, 2004 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I caught that film yesterday. I'd say the film is a let-down overall. Brilliant choreography and cinemtatography with a good script and strong acting, but completely let down by crap pacing, especially in the second half - I was enjoying it, but waiting for it it to finish.
ed_fortune From: ed_fortune Date: December 27th, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yep, utterly shitty pacing but the rest is good. there's not much of a plot either, but it is very, very pretty (and those costumes are to die for.)
From: smittumi Date: December 28th, 2004 09:57 am (UTC) (Link)
It sags in the middle, the blood was very Zatuchi and cool (spelling!) but she does take waaaay too long to die but apart from that its all good standard China-myth fare. I think we've been spoiled by the first two films.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 28th, 2004 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
And Hero is no Crouching Tiger either, so if Flying Daggers is not even as good as that, it can wait to come on Sky.
grendelchild From: grendelchild Date: December 28th, 2004 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Really? I much prefered Hero to crouching tiger.
From: ikkleblacktruck Date: December 28th, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
Him Indoors snorts in reply. :)
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