jrayne1

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Wo hu cang long
(2000)

Granfantabulous!
To address some common concerns with the film and make some new points:

1. The pacing is perfect. I never once grew tired of it or found it boring at all; the story is immersive and captivating, and doesn't drag on or feel forced at any point.

2. The dialogue is perfect. Just reading the subs, I felt that the dialogue flowed naturally and logically, and was well-translated. Furthermore, there were pauses where there was meant to be a pause in the dialogue, as a normal person would speak, not as a movie would portray it.

3. The cinematography is flawless. Anyone who thinks differently has no taste. If there is anyone who thinks differently, that is...

4. The fighting is perfect. This isn't Jackie-Chan-Style fighting for a reason. There is no humor or speed to it; it's wire-fu simply on the grounds that the style they are portraying is more elegant and thoughtful, with more grace and beauty than a free-for-all, flurry-of-blows kind of fight. If I want to see gimmicky, fast-paced fighting, I'll go get something more cliché.

5. General comments: definitely one of my favorites. It is a representation of just about the entirety of human emotion in its purest form, yet informative of a culture distinctly alien from our own. I can't find a single thing wrong with this movie.

Tenchi Muyô!
(1992)

The Best.
The OVA series of Tenchi Muyo! is undoubtedly one of the crowning achievements of Japanese animation. It's got whatever you could want: drama, romance, comedy, action, nudity, violence, profanity, stupidity...it's a tour-de-force of all the emotions, pushing all the buttons and trying to get a response.

Of course, fans may be dismayed to have the series stop midway through the story, but fortunately the next OVA series is on its way after all these years of the good TV series and the kinda-passable-maybe-alright-kinda-bad Tenchi in Tokyo series. OK, so TV2 was horrible. But hopefully they will redeem themselves...

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