Wind Blast [Blu-ray]
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NONE of these characters inspire a "Yay!" or "Wow" or "Awwwww...." They are all repulsive, ugly, stunted animals. Even allowing for traditional "cultural" type characters (the "yelling man," the "fat man," etc.) these were just unwatchable.
I'm sorry, but I can't tell what the hey-yell I'm looking at. And when there is suddenly a gratuitous murder of innocent people---I was sickened, and just turned it off.
Apparently some like this film a lot. However, I don't think you should have to research a film at multiple sources before doing a "review," that you want to come out a certain way. I didn't like this film. I didn't research this film---I don't care what anybody else said, I'm reporting to you sincerely what EYE felt.
Watch it, of course, if you think it's for you. However, you will be able to tell by the opening action scene(s) whether you think this film actually has a script, because after that scene we just bop on to the next, with no explanation. I'm sitting there going, all like, "Wha? Wha? Wha' the hey-yell was THAT about? Wha? Huh? Wa? "
This opening scene actually seemed like it was a much better story-line. Incredible girl dressed like a rock star walking alone in the desert, abandoned by a carful of vicious slobs---who is she; where did she come from; why was she abandoned alone; what does she know about the lost, mystic, golden saber of Ghengis Khan? Oh, never mind....
It was interesting to watch, but very slow. It took me more than half of the movie to really figure out what was going on with all the characters, and still I couldn't fathom all of their motivations after that. Wind Blast wanders fiercely, and ultimate ends up lost in some muddled corner that seems like a chart brainstorming a plot without organizing it into a proper story.
The action sequences were good, but they were also random and few and far between, so action junkies won't be able to sift through a confusing movie for any gems of violence there.
So, Wind Blast certainly isn't one of the slowest most confusing flicks ever made, but it's not far from those ranks at all.
The music switches from steel western guitar to flute. The bad guys lament over things like guilt and fate. There is also a big abortion issue as a woman divorces her husband because every year she gets pregnant and he demands she have an abortion. We discover why the Chinese never developed guns, because they can dodge bullets and jump off a 20 foot building and land on their feet. Their vehicles are geared so they can travel as fast in reverse as they do going forward and they have amazing cell phone reception. And the women don't inhale their cigarettes. Yes, there is something to be said for state capitalism if... they didn't blur out the only sex scene in the film.
The movie is hard to follow until an explanation is dropped on you and even then I found myself confusing characters.
F-bomb ( I read it on the screen) no sex or nudity unless you count a quick distant blur.
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If you like martial arts mayhem with a modern twist of crime lords and gun fights this could be a movie for you.Published 13 months ago by Doc
Wind Blast was a fun movie to watch. Lots of original plots in one movie. I'll pass this copy on to my friends who like action movies.Published on June 14, 2014 by M. Freeman
Wind Blast (original Mandarin title - Xie Feng Lie) is an outstanding action movie set in the harsh beauty of Northern China, where the rocky, arid semi-desert begins to give way... Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by Stephen B. O'Blenis
This movie is worth a rental. Good, solid action mixed with cool characters. The first hour is better than the second hour, which tended to wander all over the place and... Read morePublished on September 1, 2012 by bushido blade