Audio Film Review: Re-Realized ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review for the re-release of “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” the 2000 classic directed by Ang Lee and featuring Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once). The 4K restoration is currently in theaters (see local listings). Oscarman rating: 5.0/5.0
Rating: 5.0/5.0

The story takes place in an imagined China in the 1800s. Lu Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) and Yu Su Lien (Michelle Yeoh) run a security business, with Bai starting to become uneasy about his future and wanting to move on. He even gives up his weapon of choice, a sword called Green Destiny. This begins a series of events, in which Green Destiny is stolen by a mysterious warrior – under the auspice of Bai’s enemy Jade Fox (Cheng Pei-Pei) – which in turn releases a number of unsettled scores from Bai’s past. On the flip side of that story is a young woman named Jen (Zhang Ziyi), who is being married off against her will … she is in love with the rogue warrior called Dark Cloud (Chang Chen). When these couples collide, it opens up a realm of confrontations that will test their will to both fight and love.

The re-release of ”Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” is currently in select theaters, see local listings. Featuring Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen and Cheng Pei-Pei. Screenplay by James Schamus, Wang Hui Ling and Tsai Kuo Jung. Directed by Ang Lee. Rated “PG-13”

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