Master warriors Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun Fat) and Yu Shu Lien(Michelle Yeoh) team together to retrieve a stolen treasure, the Green Destiny sword. Xiou Long/Jen Yu (Zhang Ziyi) is a young woman about to be sent into an arranged marriage. She reveals her knowledge of a sacred fighting style known only to those who have studied at a special school for it.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Brandy Todd
A great Chinese warrior, Master Li Mu Bai (Chow) decides to turn over his magical jade sword, "Green Destiny," to a friend, perhaps with the intention of pressing his longtime adoration for Yu Shu Lien (Yeoh), the former fiancee of an old but deceased buddy. The sword is stolen, however, and Li must track it down as well as avenge the death of his father by the evil Jade Fox (Pei-pei Cheng), who has tutored a teenage girl named Jen Yu (Zhang) in the martial arts. With sweeping shots of locations all over China, from the deserts north of Tibet to towering bamboo forests, and a stirring soundtrack of thundering drums and Yo-Yo Ma's wonderous cello, this 2000 film directed by Ang Lee astonished Western audiences and won four Oscars: for Best Original Score, Best Foreign Film, Best Cinematography, and Best Art/Set Direction. It used almost no CGI for the jaw-dropping action which demanded much of the actors physically, save to remove their safety wires from the shots.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
This movie is a classic tale of love, loss, honor and righteousness. A legendary sword is stolen by a skilled fighter. The capable woman entrusted to protect it seeks the sword and justice. But the thief is no ordinary criminal, for the thief is seeking freedom and acceptance in a world that offers neither. Freedom to be what one wants to be and love whom one wants to love are important themes in this movie.
The review of this Movie prepared by Danielle Petty