Monday, March 27, 2006

Review: Fearless

Jet Li obviously wanted this film to convince people that he could do more than just great martial arts and acrobatics, with his key dramatic scenes and the consistent claim that this is his last martial arts epic. And the thing is, he actually pulls it off in those key scenes, being restrained and subtle in his moments of despair. But of course, I didn't watch Fearless for that. It's no Zhang Yimou or Wong Kar Wai epic. I watched it for the fight sequences, and it delivered. The film is one that must be seen, if only for that. Also for Jay Chou's very entertaining song that accompanies the end credits. Oh, and also because it's Jet Li's last martial arts epic. Supposedly. Grade: C+

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