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Saturday, January 13, 2007

Movie Review: The Curse Of The Golden Flower

I saw The Curse of the Golden Flower last night and... wow! I've always been a sucker for Asian period pieces about high-level politics and intrigue, so that might explain why I like this one so much. It's pretty much Hamlet with kung-fu, with the Battle of Cannae re-fought in the Forbidden City thrown in. Even though it's done in Chinese with English sub-titles, I still felt I understood most of the character's motivations better that I do with most Hollywood movies. Gong Li, in particular, gave an incredible performance as the Empress. Chow Yun-Fat was good as the Emperor; I think there's some sort of law that he has to star in all Chinese dramas that come out in the U.S. While there wasn't as much traditional hand-to-hand combat as you might expect in such a movie, the incredible set design and totally sweet combat scenes will make it worth your while if you like Chinese films at all.

Overall, I give it four incredibly beautiful Chinese palace servant girls with hypnotically distracting decolletage out of five.

14 Comments:

Blogger Vigilis said...

Say, BH, that's a pretty clever rating. Definitely beats the thumbs up thing, but what are those those pawnshop-logo looking tatoos shown on the background ladies? (Just wanted to see if you were paying attention to those sub-titles). LOL

1/13/2007 10:07 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTN: BubbleHead

thanks for the movie recomendation

i'll probably have to get it from Blockbuster once the football season is over

but, it seems that Netflix may be a better option

i finally got around to watching "the Seven Days in May"(1964).

here's a one sentence review - the Constitution (and it's principles) is the final say

~ theDdoubleSstandard

1/14/2007 6:20 AM

 
Blogger Bubblehead said...

tdDsS: Dude, you must be loads of fun at parties --
Host: So, tdDsS, how do you like the Doritos?
tdDsS: They're good, except that the administration might be using them to take away our Constitutional rights.

1/14/2007 7:06 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ATTN: BubbleHead

please don't go off track with yet unproven allegations

i'm here to see what you and your cohorts have to say about a range of issues

anyway, i'm not allowed to go to any parties

i'm am currently being held hostage by history, facts and critical thinking

~ theDdoubleSstandard

1/14/2007 8:00 AM

 
Anonymous chrys said...

Thanks for the "Heads Up" - Now I know to look for this one. "Hero" with it's politics and Asian period mystery is one that you've probably seen - sticks in my mind. Think I've seen it three times now. Maybe if the Islamic "kings of mountain" insurgents paid attention to politics of China - they'd grow up and quit playing "fight club 101" with the lives of so many.

1/14/2007 2:36 PM

 
Blogger Chap said...

anyway, i'm not allowed to go to any parties

i'm am currently being held hostage by history, facts and critical thinking


Or "held hostage" by an overweening sense of self-importance and pompous humorlessness?

1/14/2007 10:13 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More likely the "I love me" jacket with the wrap around sleeves.
Ken

1/15/2007 5:42 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:33 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:36 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:37 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:40 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:41 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:44 AM

 
Blogger WillyShake said...

You mean to say Hamlet AND kung fu?! kewl. I'm there. LOL

1/16/2007 6:45 AM

 

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