Intense, surreal, sad, beautiful
Description: The famed warrior, Li Mu Bai, and Yu Shu Lien, a
security consultant, are in love. Honor separates them. You know, just
go see the movie, there's a lot of plot.
If I could write Haiku, I would about this movie.
CT,HD is a gorgeous movie. The scenery is beautiful ranging from Northern
China desert vast to misty mountains and close forests.
The fight scenes are many and mystically surreal. Fighters run up walls
and over trees. Their feet skim the tops of mountain streams. There is
a wonderful feeling of weightlessness. And after the first fight scenes,
the entire theater broke into applause. It was that good.
The cast was incredible. Chow Yun-Fat as warrior Li Mu Bai, Michelle
Yeoh as Yu Shu Lien, the capable warrior maid that he has loved silently
for years, and Ziyi Zhang as Jen Yu, an impetuous young girl. There is
plot and acting, and several moments of tear jerking, poignant sadness.
The director, Ang Lee (of previous Sense and Sensibility fame), does a
great job of pulling all of it together.
Definitely a thumbs up, however, this is a sad movie. The end is ambiguous
at best. I loved the movie, but only see it if you are in the right frame
Light and fun, Sandra Bulluck kicks ass.
Plot nutshell Gracie Hart is a tough as nails FBI agent who's
under a cloud for her impulsiveness, but she's the only female agent who
can go undercover at the Miss United States pageant when a terrorist threatens
to bomb it.
Girls kicking ass is always a plus, but when you factor in the Cinderella
makeover and hunky Benjamin Bratt, you have a can't miss movie for a girls'
Gracie may be a mess, but her heart is in the right place and her job
is her life. So she's more than a bit depressed when she's put on probation
after a stake-out gone wrong. Her friend and fellow agent, Eric (played
by yummy Benjamin Bratt), helps her out by requesting her as the undercover
agent in his investigation of the Miss United States pageant bomb threats.
Watching Gracie kick Eric's ass for his "favor" and her kicking and
screaming over the makeover were great. Truly hilarious though was Michael
Caine as her pageant coach as he tries to get her to act like a lady.
I'd recommend this movie as a light-hearted good time - no deep moral,
just that a girl can (and I had to say it one more time) kick ass and look
fabulous at the same time.