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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

[6.25/10] Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

CTHD: Sword of Destiny (2016)

Quick Review: The subplots barely enrich the main story, which repeats the original one, and the entire tone of this long-delayed sequel diverges vastly from Ang Lee's masterpiece, lacking its elegance and finesse and yet "CTHD 2" remains watchable, as it manages to arrest the eye with its astonishing, if overly-stylized visuals and to excite with the expertly-filmed and inventively-choreographed fight scenes, and wire-work. The top cast saves it from mediocrity.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I heard this one fell short of the original. Some movies just don't need sequels, especially if they can't come up with an original plot.

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Alex, it did. It was a pointless sequel. However, for what it was, it was reasonably entertaining. Worth-seeing for the fight scenes alone.