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13 people found this helpful
on November 6, 2012
Where do I even start? The costumes are fantastic, the sets are gorgeous, the fighting (what there is) is good stuff, the performances are great (especially Ku Feng and Yueh Hua)...but the plot and the script are mind-blowing. This movie has enough plot twists and double-crosses (and triple crosses - all I can say is pay ATTENTION to what's happening and who's who) to bend your brain permanently into the shape of a pretzel. Secret passages, a brothel/clearinghouse for assassins, archers and ninjas waiting behind every door and pillar...this movie is a near-fatal overdose of adventure and intrigue injected directly into your eyeballs. And a few seconds of tasteless nudity! What more could you want?! Tragedy, you say? Some o' that...keep the kleenex box nearby. Stand-up-and-cheer villain-comeuppance? Check. The pimpest of pimpdaddys? Ku Feng, sucker. And a pinch of romance.
The word "spectacular" comes to mind. I'm not being sarcastic - it's an all-out entertainment assault. This is one I can't get tired of.