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Crouching Tiger Meets Sherlock Holmes
on March 3, 2015
In the trailer, the movie is described as "Crouching Tiger... meets Sherlock Holmes." And that is a perfect description for this movie. This Chinese film combines the grace, fluidity, and magic of the romanticized martial arts common to such films, with the action and mystery of Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock Holmes. If you're looking for a CSI mystery, don't watch this, but if you like the aforementioned genres, or urban fantasy-mysteries, you'll probably enjoy this movie. Moreover, I liked this film because I didn't figure who the villain was before the reveal. I read/watch a lot of mysteries, so it's rare to find a one where the "who done it" is actually a surprise to me. I just found there's a second movie (prequel, "Young Judge Dee"), and I'm looking forward to watching it as well.