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Crouching Daily, Hidden Otaku-10/28
Topic by: JBellows
Posted: October 28, 2003 - 2:34 PM PST
Last Reply: November 6, 2003 - 4:18 PM PST

author topic: Crouching Daily, Hidden Otaku-10/28
JBellows
post #1  on October 28, 2003 - 2:34 PM PST  
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has, IMHO, proven to be the cleanest translation of the Wu Shu genre flick from both continents. Herein lies my point, with such a great film to set a standard, where are all the other ones? Hell, where's the CTHD sequel, prequel, whatever? The only films that seem to compare are the ones made before it. A conspiracy, a threat to Ashcroft's not-so-hidden agenda? A knocking of the first chip in the Communist Domino Effect? Aliens sending messages through my waffle iron (explains the taste, anyway)? Workers of the world unite, demand your cool kung fu!
dpowers
post #2  on October 29, 2003 - 9:50 AM PST  
i think CTHD was an exception proving a rule. girly-fu is wrong for a time of high alert.
larbeck
post #3  on October 31, 2003 - 6:41 AM PST  
> On October 29, 2003 - 9:50 AM PDT dpowers wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> i think CTHD was an exception proving a rule. girly-fu is wrong for a time of high alert.
> ---------------------------------
I loved it, until the end.

****THERMONUCLEAR SPOILER****

To throw away one's life is such a horrible and evil thing - people I have loved have actually done that and I cannot be rational about it. I will hate the film forever for that single reason, sorry.

underdog
post #4  on October 31, 2003 - 10:46 AM PST  
Wow! Larbeck, that's one of the most clever uses of HTML I have ever seen!

And I had trouble with the ending too, but perhaps much of it was not meant to be taken literally? It was such a fantasy...I just saw them soaring together forever. Oops, hope that didn't give anything away.

Btw, one week until our Anime primer.

dpowers
post #5  on October 31, 2003 - 4:29 PM PST  
mr superhero sir - not only has that HTML been a feature of the site for months, it means something - the black on brown is what happens when you hold the candle too close to the screen, trying to read the invisible ink
hamano
post #6  on November 2, 2003 - 11:18 PM PST  
And dpowers invented it!!!
dpowers
post #7  on November 3, 2003 - 8:01 AM PST  
wasn't the invisible ink joke from somewhere else...?
larbeck
post #8  on November 5, 2003 - 4:04 PM PST  
> On October 31, 2003 - 10:46 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Wow! Larbeck, that's one of the most clever uses of HTML I have ever seen!
>
I have coded further than others because I have stood on the shoulders of dpower. His back will never be the same.

> And I had trouble with the ending too, but perhaps much of it was not meant to be taken literally?

Well, it was just too close to home for me to be rational. My issue, i guess, but I cannot see anything romantic about it.
IronS
post #9  on November 6, 2003 - 4:18 PM PST  
> On October 31, 2003 - 10:46 AM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> And I had trouble with the ending too, but perhaps much of it was not meant to be taken literally? It was such a fantasy...I just saw them soaring together forever.
> ---------------------------------

Considering how selfish and headstrong she was throughout and how her actions had brought about such pain and death for the other characters, I wasn't surprised that she did what she did. I really felt sorry for her boyfriend. Granted, he was a bad guy of sorts, but his only mistake was getting involved with her in the first place. All the other characters already had sorrow in their lives. He could have lived happily in the desert, robbing and killing the folks in the passing caravans, but, instead, he fell for her and ended up having his heart ripped out by her impulsive actions like everybody else.

If this film was more Westernized perhaps she would have stayed and repented like Rurouni Kenshin. Instead, overwhelmed by the magnitude of the pain she caused and the guilt she felt, she chose to run away from her own pain - her last selfish, impulsive act.

That's one take I have on it.

The other is that where they were, in the mountains above the clouds, signified heaven. Instead of choosing to stay and attain some sense of contentment, she felt that she didn't deserve such happiness and went down to live among the pain and suffering that is life, where she could repent for what she had done. This would be the Kenshin ending.

Yeah, I was pretty down on her when I saw this film in the theaters. She's another example of why teenagers should not be allowed to decide their own futures.

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