Everything about this movie was so slow that even in the parts it could have scare you..... it didn't. The pace was boring. Even set at a higher speed that made them walk and talk like someone on speed, did absolutely nothing to help the pacing... and that's sad.
This movie went on way longer than it should have imo.
I think the only actor I didn't like was the "big bad ghost" that was in the last house that was actually there from the start. That little battle scene had me laughing so freaking hard. Nakai was blowing the incense smoke on him and all I could see was that meme of the alien with "when the toilet paper shifts mid wipe and you drag your finger through mud valley (MEME: https://img.ifunny.co/images/70b59d7dac109af0195c3b2ff59a2a5f7f57939ed958feab7f77b339d43ee753_1.jpg )
That is honestly what it looked like and I couldn't stop laughing. So I'm sorry, I can't with this movie.
This is one movie I kinda wish would get a remake but.... better. Lol
A rarely told relationship storyOverall: Though I would have preferred they went about it another way, I was so happy with the way this ended (and it's practically never seen) hence the 8.5 rating. And if you like kissing with tongue, then you will be in heaven. Watched on gagaoolala.
Content warnings: there are four very sexually explicit scenes - they are all consensual, 1 non con choking
What I Liked
- features an established m/m couple
- when Otoya's dad says Otoya is not a normal man because he's gay, Otoya tells his dad to not say discriminatory things like that
- the bartender's wisdom/lines towards the end
- a sequel to this would be amazing
Room For Improvement
- it's only 1 hour long so things are a bit choppy/jumpy/fast moving. I think they could have maybe removed a character/s and focused more on the central three.
- didn't like the physical violence
Wudang is a must see Hongkong Fantasy Martial Arts Wuxia Film.Set in the Republican Era of China in the Wudang Mountains, amongst treasure hunters of the seven treasures and a Taoist Martial Arts Competition. A widowed American Martial Arts Expert Tang Yunlong takes his daughter to a Taoist Martial Arts Competition. In this journey meets the Bombshell Martial Arts Expert, Tian Xin. The film is action packed and riveting as the story unravels the search of the lead characters, a magic potion and a sword. The action scenes of Yang Mi is an entertaining adventure to watch and breaks new ground for a female martial artist. The martial arts choreography was fascinating and the martial arts move and techniques of Yang Mi and the other ensemble cast was exciting to witness.
A modern day psycho-thrillerThe film is a must watch. Yang Mi’s versatility as a innocent girlfriend with a cathartic side as a woman on the verge of searching for change is clearly dauntingly present in this film, as a victim sans a villainous temptress. Chen Kun as the male lead was a realistic multi-faceted victim running amuck and an unsuspected villain in this psychological thriller was compelling to watch. The film caters to those who would prefer to be on the edge of their seats, as the sequencing and cinematic cinematography was top notch. The ending too is a spinning psychedelic run.
Personally, this wasn't horror in any way. Thriller, possibly. Mystery, sure. But all in all once it showed the kids death, I wanted to stop watching. The parents remind me of crackheads so i wouldn't put it past them to have "helped" him "commit suicide" to get the insurance money.
This was pretty much all this movie was. People killing themselves or others for insurance money.
And not going to lie, I have zero ideas who his gf/lover is. I swear it's like i blinked and suddenly she was there. Don't remember her name or where she came from.
I don't actually remember any of the characters names. I don't care to. That's how bad this movie was.
For a movie made in 99, i expected better. :/
you'll cry A LOT.. simply a masterpiecei can never explain what i felt toward this exact movie.. i can't rlly
all i can say that it was beautiful...one of the most pretty things ive ever seen in my entire life.. ill always and always and forever be thankful for those who made this movie.. this type of vibes and stories that rlly needs to be known is just ✨
this type of shows is what actually makes me feel alive and reminds me of the good side of this world..every single detail about this movie made me fall in love with it even deeper.. the acting is literally isane you can even see it through their eyes.. i will never get over this movie and im sure ill rewatch it soon.. it was one of the prettiest,most touching movies I've ever and ill ever watch
Pearl Chang Ling starred as Lu Du Shing AKA Lone Traveler Wu, the swords"man" in search of Peerless Swallow, a renowned swordsman. Poor Pearl was dressed in a wooly tunic for the length of the movie. She looked more like a vagabond than a skilled swordswoman. Violent and with a temper to match, she dispatched anyone who crossed swords with her, or just plain crossed her, ruthlessly. As per usual, everyone accepted her as a man until the shocking reveal late in the movie. Pearl did a good job playing the single-minded warrior who wanted to be free of her duty and was willing to slice her way through the kingdom to get there.
The plot was needlessly complicated by varying factions which didn't add anything to the main story. The plot revolved around Wu and Peerless Swallow's family histories and the dire consequences and burdens left to the children of swordsmen. Wu had sacrificed her entire life to become a swordswoman to fulfill her father's wishes. Chained to a sword for ten years, unable to free herself of it unless she fulfilled her mission or died trying. Ling Yun played Peerless Swallow, the object of Wu's scorn. He gave a suitably noble turn as a man who was tired of the swordsman code of endless fighting.
My Blade, My Life was shot in Taiwan. The sets were rudimentary, the costumes outlandishly bright at times. The score was forgettable except for the original Star Trek sci-fi sound effects during fights.
If they'd trimmed this movie to around 90 minutes and cut away much of the useless cast and story, I would have rated this movie higher. As it was, it dragged on too long when Pearl and Ling Yun were the heart of the story.
Not at all overratedAt first I was hesitant to watch this film because of it was based on a true story about the civil war that took place in Somalia; South Korea has had multiple issues with portraying foreign cultures after all. So hearing about this movie's plot taking place in a real historical event, though I am not part of that culture, made me uneasy. But because it got high ratings and awards, I gave in to my curiosity and gave it a go. From my observation, the film mainly focused on the 2 Korean embassies (as the title says) escaping from Mogadishu and barely touched on the details of the war going on around them.
Acting was SUPERB, as expected from top actors, Zo Insung, Kim Yoonseok, and Heo Joonho. I didn't know Koo Kyohwan was in this until I saw him in the film which was a pleasant surprise as he's becoming one of my new favorite actors after watching him in D.P.
Overall, it was a really touching story of how the 2 Koreas managed to put aside their political differences to survive together through the chaos. It actually reminded me of the movie Joint Security Area. Regardless of where you're from, this film will definitely make you strongly wish for reunification between North and South Korea.
I'm still curious, though, if they accurately presented the war. I kind of hoped that they showed more of the innocent Somalians who, like the Korean characters, were also victims and also desperately tried to escape. For those who know more about the real event and have seen the movie, please let me know in the comments if there were any inaccuracies. Thanks!
I was just that desperate and not i regretWell...that sucked really bad.
Too fast, the relationship makes no sense, they all have the same 3 outfits, it just sucks.
- what did the surgeon show after the surgery to the FL's family ?the father's stomach ?
- if yes , why did the girl cry ?
- how did people enter so easily to hospital and why was there a fight ? What is security doing ?
- Why did he fall in love so quickly and why is he being creepy about it ?
- How many days passed for her to graduate and start uni ?
- how did she get his number ?
- How did the best friend and the ML's cousin know each other ?
- WHEN did they forgive each other ?
- So many questions i have,so little motivation to write them down
Realistic story of 2 minds who face Acceptance, Honesty and life…[ STORY ]
The movie starts with a simple scene where Zheng Yuxing(ML) is live on tik tok and Chen Chen (FL) can be seen at the back. They share with everyone that they will be going for a spontaneous trip and following that we went up to a long flashback of 1 hour of how they reached this moment……
As the story forwards, almost all things go predictable but still good enough to keep us engaged till the end… 2 lost souls who have there own issue come together not coincidentally but due to a planned lie of the female protagonist.
What can this movie give you? Changing emotions, how complicated it is for a child to face their parent's separation, how a lonely boy seeks light in the world of electronic music and loving a Girl who is actually very far from him and much more…… Moving on and acceptance is another issue portrayed here….
…Please don't look for logics here cause the movie is full of emotionally taken rash decisions…
[2 worthy statements that I found very realistic and relatable —
★ "When it comes to others, everything seems simple but what if it's about ourselves?"
★ "A lot of times we understand we're childish but we just can't help ourselves."]
[ CAST ]
•Leo Wu (role. Zheng Yuxing)— finally saw him in a more free and soulful role rather than the hugely responsible person. He's young and his personality suits this role also. Looking at the BTS from the making, he enjoyed himself while acting and that shows how he could easily portray this carefree role.
•Wendy Zhang(Chen Chen) — look at her cute face. She was perfect for this role. Playing the lost girl who has the ability but ends up taking rash decisions and faces reality at the end. Wendy did well acting up here as the confused little girl who just turned 18.
•Hao Lei (Chen Chen's mother) — Oops. She had a tough role here. This is the character that had the most no. of mood swings lol. Crying, irritated, angry, tensed, faking smiles she had to do them all. Poor her xD
……Except the crowd in background, there were a total of 7 characters who actually had to say anything in the movie (including main leads). Such a small cast list haha. Well, others weren't needed in the story either. They kept it simple with the cast….
[ MUSIC ]
Music was a major part as it represented the ML's field of interest… then all those club scenes can't be done without music…
[ REWATCH VALUE ]
Has a 40% chance of rewatch as it's a movie first so short… but going through the confused relationships again is a trouble for me lol. I can watch it someday just to see Leo Wu again lol
[ CONCLUSION ]
Give it a go if you're looking for a more realistic version of relationships. It's not the usual fairytale fluffy version that's common for high-school romance dramas. It's unique and more of a practical, friend-zoned movie. Acceptance and Being brave to reflect and be honest with yourself is the moral of the story.
A great introduction to Chinese moviesFirst chinese movie to be watched ever, and actually had some expectations since it is critically-acclaimed and is considered by many to be a classic.
The premise of the story was rather simple, yet it was interesting to know how the romance plot of shu lien and li mu bai would uncover and i thought it would really focus here but was wrong (and for good reasons, plot wise, but i also really couldn't connect with them immediately since they were not presented well enough to really root for them). The martial art scenes especially at the beginning was really thrilling, exciting to watch, and refreshing (since i was exposed more on the korean action story-telling before this movie). The pacing was rather good and it was moving as quick as i anticipated it to be, with the green destiny sword always being lost and then recovered and then lost again, to li mu-bai's plan to avenge his master's death by killing jade fox, and jian long/jen's romance with xiao hu (which i actually wanted more but the backstory was already good and gave ample background for their connectiom with each other). The highlight here would really the spontaneous yet gripping martial art scenes especially the "flying" transitions since it was executed really well and the bamboo fight scene between li mu bai and jian long, add to that the realistic and well-shot settings (just loved the scenery of xinjiang and the desert).
Aside from that, jian long/jen's character was notable in here. She really was the embodiment of a crouching tiger since she doesn't want to conform on her obligations as an aristocrat's daughter to be a simple and abiding wife to a "pompous aristocrat" (verbatim from her) and a hidden dragon with her skills as a swordsman and a martial artist. I really liked how her character (as bratty as she was) was developed. Also props on the emphasis of the movie itself in having strong women characters and the less dependence on men on having to save them, and how consistent their characters from start to finish.
One thing that i would've wanted the film to showcase more would be the reason why jade fox became the antagonist as she was, since li mu bai's master's death may have been justified by here, but the undercover police's death wasn't and i didn't heard anymore from his daughter after her father's death. Also, the ending, as realistic and sad as it was (was really hoping that jian-long did not die and xiaohu's story would also apply to her), but was less impactful as i would've anticipated it to be.
Nevertheless, a great watch for the most part, it is actually a great movie, but to be considered a classic is still something i personally couldn't agree, for now. However, this movie is an eye-opener for me to watch more chinese movies.
BATTLE OF THE STRONGEST OL..the fighting of fists and heels..
..first the line of casts is the number one reason why I watched this movie (Mai - on her long before before the series with Erika Toda, Alice, and even Eiko - and at the same time to see for some casts that worth to search their other films (like Nanao hihi) - and the 4 gays on the films haha that I used to watch them from films..
..yeah no minutes waste, it's a lot of fun and I found this on the fighting scenes - all worth it, not boring, so cool..
..I'm not expecting a lot on the visual effects it's just right yet amazing, even the music used - and that LiSA..
..(naahhh) - I try to let myself not to spoil but the part I like are the awakening of Nao's true identity, Ran's training (here I learned that one's real strength is based on your work's performance for the company), and especially the ending kinda but in the end still fun to tell..
..great and first movie I've watched this year..
I don't even know what I've just watchedI want to start this review by saying that I am not really a fan of horror/demon slaying movie or drama. I do watch few whenever I need something different from my usual genres. What I say in this is purely my opinion.
First of all, I do get the logic about the legend of the eyes but that's all about it. I didn't understand what's the story even trying to say.
Why are there police? Why is the archaeologist obsessed about the legend? There were lots of things that doesn't makes sense. Don't get me wrong though because I am not sure whether it's because it's not really a genre I am used to watching. People who loves horror and thriller might like this, I am not so sure.
The only good thing I see on this movie are the familiar faces and the sound effects that were decent enough to make an eerie vibes throughout the movie. I just literally pushed myself to finish it just because I started it anyway and a slight hope that the ending will somehow give justice to the movie. Unfortunately, that's not the case. If you want to watch it then you can and if you find this movie enjoyable, please leave a comment or start a thread to let us know which part you enjoyed as we might have missed it along the movie.
Please her (Von the Movie)Story- Well for me this was a very narrative story it shows everyone's point of view. All though the plot is quite simple and common. This just shows a normal life of collage students and their affairs'. I don't have much to say about the story but a lot to say about the characters.
Nene - From the very beginning of the movie her love interest Bew . And i believe if she would have said it to Deaw most of the misinterpretation wouldn't have even happened. But of course She didn't. When she started going out with Ohm, she fell in love again and he messed up. I know it about personal choses but i was quite pissed when she aborted the child, Nevertheless i realized that she didn't and that was what i found interesting about her.
Bew - When the movie started i felt that Bew was more of a side character that the main cause he didn't show much important other than supporting his friend Deaw. Later it was clear that he did catch feelings for Nene but after finding out that his best friend was in love she decided to give her up. During most of the fights with Ohm he was the one who throw most of the punch's showing that hew still felt for her. Bew believe that what he was doing is best for his friend but he was the one hurting everyone in the entire plot. The most surprising and kinda not surprising part was when he told Deaw that he was also in love with him , that was just a complete cliffhanger
Ohm - Ohm always gave me mixed feelings about his he seemed like he was trust worthy but at time he was a complete ******* . When he started going out with Nene he showed that he was ready to change for her but the just because his girlfriend is not ready to get intimate, he cant just go have sex with other women. He was the typical Bad Boy in every movie. When he found out that Nene aborted his child i believe that boke him. And maybe that led him to be a better person .
Deaw - He seemed like the main man in the story but he was just the one that everyone uses to get to the girl. Honestly felt sad About him he was just being a love sick adult for most of the story who was scared to own up to the truth.
Well when the movie released which was like along time ago i was addicted to the OSTs. It was quite a skillful Tune .
Re watch ?
I don't think i will re watch it anytime soon. well maybe i will but it wont be for the plot or the story but for saint (I AM A HUGE FAN LMAO).
Also so damn confusing,
It started out great but kinda fell off around the middle .. I mean to the point I almost wanted to cut it off because it was just all over the place and I had NO IDEA what was even going on half the time. Had so many questions and not even a hint of answers. But, I'm glad I stuck around because it did get better. Can't say I got answers really... but.. it did get better. Lol
The relationships in this movie was ... really really weird. and questionable. I know through this whole thing we are told Wao is in love with Gen's sister (who is 10 years older) and she loves him too. (um excuse me, ew. Sorry but 17 and 27? Hello jailbait.)
BUT you can't tell me that Wao wasn't in love with Shima. You can't. The way he looked and acted with her? Yeah no. That is more than friends. That is more than step-bro. That is "I have deep feelings for you but I'm pushing them down into a deep part of me" -- which if that was it, could be explained by the whole "step-sibling" thing... maybe he was weirded about that? I have no idea.
And you can't tell me Gen wasn't in love with Wao... and I don't mean in the "bromance" way either.... I'm amazed he saw Shima at all at any time during the movie, he was so into tunnel vision with Wao. Lol
HONESTLY all three of them together seemed like they could have just been in a poly relationship. Because that is the vibe I was getting and then when they were in his room talking about her leaving, hands down it screamed they all loved each other in ways of more than friends. That is just how I feel about it.
In this case, this is probably the first time I have ever seen main characters as side characters and the FL ends up with the SML. It's all new to me and I feel like I've entered a different universe. Lol The storyline was pretty basic but the relationships, man. Twisty as FUCK! I got questions! So many questions!