That the action is vivid and for the most part, unrelenting, is indisputable, but the brain, consistently pummelled as it witnesses bloody orgy after bloody orgy, is undernourished in all other respects.
"You?ll be damned if you can see how the spiritual dimension that allegedly underpins this code of combat plays any part in the movie?s nihilistic manifesto, but much is lost in translation on the long journey from the tribal village to the big screen."
What on earth is this supposed to mean? Here's another smug reviewer that likes to be interesting by means of expressing his farfetched poetry, which apparantly can only be succesful when slashing down a good movie. Yes the movie is about fighting, the movie has lots of bloodsplattering al around. That's why it's so good. And there's no 'layer' behind that, which you are trying to define with your big words.
Jun 4 - 03:57 AM
I think the reviewer is saying because a movie features a particular martial art, the movie itself must capture the philosophy behind said martial art.
Of course, if the film aims to be an entertaining action film, it just needs to entertain with action. =/
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