Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny: Yuen Woo-Ping’s crams too much into this film:
too many characters (so that, other than their visual identity, most are roughly interchangeable) and too many sub-plots (on top of a run-of-the-mill, uninteresting main plot). The acting is very uneven: Michelle Yeoh and Natasha Liu Bordizzo are competent, but the male actors are, for the most part, disappointing. The action scenes are well-choreographed, but at times excessively busy. Newton Thomas Sigel’s camerawork is fine, even if the colors are excessively (yes, it’s a theme) saturated.
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