What Movies Are You Watching Lately - Page 306
There are times when I wonder if you have any sense of humour by the way you write.
You seem a likeable enough chap and I read your posts, but "never seen a good Asian movie" and "can't name a decent Asian actor" just seems to be too bloody stupid for a guy who is not that bloody stupid. Maybe I'm reading to much into it.
I'm partial to The African Queen, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and The Desperate Hours.
All those recommendations sound horrible. Martial arts movies are always particularly bad. I should've mentioned that.
I've never seen Ran and will probably never see it on my own accord. If I wanted King Lear I'd read it again or at least see the film version with Ian McKellan (which I started to watch and turned it off after 15 minutes). I don't think a good portion of the play can be rendered well in film (hence so many versions, all mediocre) and certainly not by Asian moviemakers.
Also, I can't name one decent Asian actor (as in a person who acts and doesn't just flip around, punch and kick in horribly-choreographed and overly-long fight scenes) but that may be because I never watch Asian movies since the few 'good' ones I've seen are all really, really bad. I also don't like watching dubbed movies or listening to people speaking East Asian languages, so that really narrows it down.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrAYdSeWY8&feature=youtube_gdata_player, you need to write http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXrAYdSeWY8 .
Then it works.
PS: That movie sounds awesome.
My Way http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606384/
Memories of Murder http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0353969/
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0374546/ (Saw this before but it's really good and it's been a while)
Safe http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1656190/ (Good movie if you're a Statham fan and racial stereotyping.)
That Mother movie looks like a pretty standard Hollywood thriller except with Asian actors and subtitles. So what's the point? There are still plenty of thrillers -- all probably better -- that I still haven't seen. Is there anything different about it, or does it warrant more approbation because it's foreign?
I think it's a general problem that when I watch Asian movies they always feel like really cheap and fake imitations of Hollywood.
Yes, and ...?
Aren't they both martial arts movies? Isn't the movie you recommended also a martial arts movie?
Also, the tagline 'A Tale of Beauty and Passion' seems pretty suspect for an Asian movie.