Da zui xia
Come and Drink with Me
Directed by King Hu
I should preface this review by saying I love martial arts movies. If you really want to explore the genre, you have to um, carve your way through a lot of cheese, so to speak, before you get to any good stuff. As such, I have a very high tolerance for cheesiness with this movies; I would say more so than the average person. But I have to admit, some of the scenes in this movie even had me cringing. At the very least, this is a fun film to mock with friends (she wrote as she sat alone on a Friday night).
The plot of these movies is never really important but I will do a brief summary anyway. The general's son is taken hostage so his daughter, Golden Swallow (no comment), is sent to rescue him. Yay, a female is sent to rescue a male? And she fights off a bunch of warriors? Yes...wait what do you mean she still ultimately has to be saved by a man who ends up stealing the show? Damn, better luck next time. I guess we will try again with Thelma and Louise.
Like I said, the plot isn't that important. What is really crucial is having amazing fight scenes. And wow, the fights were just horrifying. I mean, offensively bad. Like none of them had ever seen a sword before, let alone held one. I do have to give them credit for their fake blood, which looked quite real, except when it was randomly spurting out of sword wounds.
I have no idea why this is on The List but I did have fun with it. Even though it was terrible, it was never boring, which I suppose is something.
Quentin Taratino is rumored to be interested in directing a remake.
Jackie Chan supposedly appeared as a child singer in the beginning of the film.
Somewhat hard to find so if anyone needs a link to this let me know. What's with all the obscure films lately? The Listmakers are testing me. I hope I am worthy!