October 11th, 2004


userinfo senji
2004/10/11 10:51:00 - There were Heros on both sides...
On Thursday </a></b></a>emperor and </a></b></a>antinomy and I went to see Hero. This is a film in the Chinese "Wuxia" tradition, like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, although it features less implausible "Mystic Wudang Flying"-style feats in favour of implausibly fast swordplay.

The film is mainly shown as a set of flashback sequences during the discussion between two of the main characters and is notable (in my mind) for the use of colour during these sequences.

It was a good film, and lots of fun.
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userinfo bellinghman
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2004/10/11 03:49:19
A truly excellent film. I especially loved the use of colour during the fight between Snow and Moon - the yellow leaves flying around were almost luminous.

Wushu is a bit weird, though - the impossibility of the fight on the lake is rather jarring.
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userinfo pm215
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2004/10/11 04:18:11
It's also incredibly pretty. They just showed it on Japanese TV (dubbed, but hey) and I watched it just for the visuals...

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userinfo senji
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2004/10/11 04:28:05
Dubbed in Japanese, presumably?
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userinfo pm215
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2004/10/11 04:57:29
It was, yes.

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userinfo requiem_17_23
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2004/10/11 09:55:13
Nice film. Shiny film.

I liked it too. Not sure about the lake fight, but the rest of them were amazing.

Inspiration for Exalted, anyone? I reckon that most of the implausible stuff done there (apart from the walking / jumping on water) is the top end of what you can do with a Stunt. And the army looks pretty like a Legion to me.
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