Friday, October 31, 2008
Hot Asian men who are not Tony Leung
The Weird (makes up for non-hotness by being weird)
The most entertaining movie I have seen this year. Sergio Leone meets Tarantino in this totally stylish Oriental Western set in 1930s Manchuria (but shot apparently near the Gobi desert). Three things that could have made this a really good movie: a plot, a script and a little bit of acting. But not to worry. Its quite amazing that the movie never has a dull moment despite the absence of such basic things.
Two unmissable scenes: train robbery at the beginning and a 20-minute chase at the end to the score of Don't let me be misunderstood. Delightful.
PS: Yeah, London film festival. Just got to see a couple. Sad work story. Don't ask.
PPS: I like the Good guy though I know, the Bad boy looks like Johnny Depp. But just a boy he is, no?