House of Flying Daggers

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House of Flying Daggers

Starring: Ziyi Zhang, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Andy Lau

Directed by: Yimou Zhang
Written by: Feng Li, Bin Wang, Yimou Zhang

Rating: PG-13
Length: 1 hour 59 minutes
Genre: Action
Release Date: 2004

In 859, rebel armies are forming to combat the corrupt government during the Tang Dynasty in China.

We watched House of Flying Daggers with Kaile and Stacy. They are always fun to watch a movie with because we make fun of every movie we watch, even when it is a good one. This was a good one, but it was great to make fun of it at the same time. The beginning gave an explanation of what was going on with the rebels against the corrupt government. I said it sounded like Star Wars.

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There are betrayals, love and all sorts of fighting. The fight scenes are very pretty to watch, like they were in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, but it wasn’t so much running in the air. A bit of it was not realistic, but it was closer to reality than that other movie. The movie takes place for the most part in autumn so all the scenes in the forest are very pretty with orange and yellow leaves. We had a whole conversation about what all the different colors of the movie meant since they were so vivid.

The movie was going along and everything was good. Even the ending was okay with me, but then it left something hanging, so that’s why I have to give it an A-. What happened to the House of Flying Daggers? We’ll never know.

Rating: A-

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