Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Monroe, Connecticut
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well, martial arts movies are generally very bad (with an exception of fights themselves, which is the reason people are watching those movies). Pardon my analogy, but they are almost like porno - all stuff outside of fights just to fill screen time. CTHD is a very rare exception.
Joekun point is an excellent one- it was by far the best martial art movie I saw (again, not the fights - I'll take ol' reliable "Enter the Dragon" any day over CTHD). And if it is one's favorite genre, it is easy to understand high praises and "best movie" calls.
However for us who are not fans of this genre it was hard to believe that CTHD was directed better then, for example, "Requiem for a Dream", which was my 2000 pick. Therefore the controversy.
Comparing CTHD with "Battlefield Earth" is just plain silly. You may not like content, acting or genre of CTHD, and still enjoy music, cinematography, etc. You also can rarely see such beautiful ending in any US movie.
"Battlefield Earth", on another hand, is offensively bad and insult to people's taste and intelligence.
[This message has been edited by kuzia (edited 06-18-2001).]