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From the action choreographer of The Matrix and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon comes this tale of a daring thief who uses his ill-gotten gains to aid the poor and dispossessed.
Starring Yan Yee Kwan, Sze-Man Tsang, Yu Rong Guang... View more >
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Oct 12, 2001
This a movie of subtitles and the action is very good but it brings nothing new to the Silver Screen.
Although Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon was fresh, invigorating, and "eye candy," this move borders on the ridiculous and I can almost see Quentin Tarantino laughing with an evil smirk on his face in the background.
Just be prepared for what you are getting into - a 1970's style kung-fu theater type of action movie where people are getting kicked a dozen times per second from a guy hovering over their heads with nothing to hold onto but anti-gravity.
I would go see Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 10 times in a row before I'd see this one again. It was not without its values, and the final scene is full of action but predictable.
Wait for the movie to come out on tape.
Oct 17, 2001
"Iron Monkey" is a fun action movie all told in the manner of a Saturday afternoon matinee.
But comparing this movie to "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" would be a waste of time, since the film was released in 1993, seven years before CTHD. But still the film has plenty of action and some slapstick comedy.
The film has subtitles, which is much better than in dubbed. Foreign-language movies, especially martial arts films from the Asia, deserves better than being dumb-down and dubbed.
Oct 26, 2001
Hey, look! It's another kung-fu movie! Can you say Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?
Well, no, not really. UNlike Crouching Tiger--and the vast majority of its pre- and post-spawn, it actually has a plot, and a good plot at that.
The ubiquitous high-speed impossible fight scenes, but some interestign ideas for fights. A few inconsistencies, such as one of the main characters grabs the end of a burning stick for a while, then uses the hand later perfectly normally, but, well, it can't be perfect.
Overall, good fun.
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