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This review is from: The Sorcerer and The White Snake (DVD)
This was a great movie. I was truly surprised how good it was. There were some fantastical Kung Fu scenes, but the story was not soley about Kung Fu. As another reviewer said it was a re-telling of a legend. The film was visually stunning and rich. The character development was average but spoken reference to the main characters back stories helped fill in the gaps. one of the many things I loved about this film was its boldness of stepping into the realm of old asian cultural mythology and presenting it as a reality that all the characters in the film accepted as their reality. It was a cautionary tale of love between humans and demons, an exploration of the Jet Li's assumptions (as the head of a buddhist monastery), a demonstration of faith by the buddhist monks, and a beautiful but subtle revelation of layers of buddhist belief, which unfortunately will be missed by the average american viewer. All of this in a Jet Li Kung Fu movie! what could be better? I love this film and will buy it and rewatch it, which is very unusual for me to do.
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Initial post: Jul 11, 2013 2:52:16 PM PDT
Teamour Bagwaddles says:
Dude, i feel the same about buying it and rewatching it. The only other movie I own a physical copy of is the Flaming Lips' Christmas on Mars. I put White Snake up there in terms of spiritual content. Very rare indeed!
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