A child is born. We see underwater swimmers representing this. He is young, in a jungle setting, with two fanciful "instincts" guiding him as swooping bird-like acrobats initially menace, then delight. As an adolescent, he enters a desert, where a man spins a large cube of metal tubing. He leaves his instinct-guides behind, and enters a garden where two statues dance in a pond. As he watches their sensual acrobatics of love, he becomes a man. He is offered wealth (represented by a golden hat) by a devil figure. In a richly decorated room, a scruffy troupe of a dozen acrobats and a little girl reawaken the old man's youthful nature and love.
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Gasty L (mx) wrote: JUST DO NOT BUY USED HOUSES IN SALEM ...
Peggy S (nl) wrote: This film is worth watching just for the speech by the frat boy Thor about the value of learning. This offers a wonderful and funny spoof of the seriousness and silliness of our glorified "college years."
Frances H (au) wrote: Good acting by James Franco, but sordid and depressing story. Even Brenda Blethyn wasn't good in this one, and she usually rises above her material. At least the ending wasn't terrible, but Nick Cage's direction was. He should have remembered his ownroles better.
Joe T (us) wrote: Not only colorful, but insightful as well.
Jesse O (ca) wrote: I think I may have seen the wrong movie, because this one has a near perfect score on RottenTomatoes. Of course, that's not to say that each review is glowing, or praising, the film, but I was a little disappointed by this. Not because of the reviews, as I rarely ever let my opinion be influenced by reviews I may have read prior to watching a film. I know that the Police Story series, this is actually the third installment in the series, was a more straightforward action film than Jackie Chan's martial arts films, so his martial arts stunts were obviously toned down a lot. They're still there, but it's considerably less than normal. It's to the point that Jackie, nor his team, though I'm sure had some contributions, are even credited for the action choreography. I don't know the guy, but I get the impression that Chan is a perfectionist and the fact that he didn't have full creative control over the action sequences, again, I think he had contributions, must have eaten away at him in a sense. Or maybe he was incredibly happy to let someone else take control, who knows? The point is that, while the film features some pretty crazy stunts, it's not the craziest, or best, Jackie Chan film out there. While the movie does have a bit of slapstick humor, as Jackie is just as influenced by Buster Keaton, and his daredevil ways, as he is influenced by Bruce Lee...but, again, there's less doses of it. Because of that lack of humor, it's made even more obvious how laughably bad and cheesy the story really is. This wouldn't be out of place in any low-tier DTV action film starring D-list action stars. The stunts are a little better and more over-the-top than they would be in these films, but the story sure does leave a lot to be desired with its execution. It did make me laugh, so that has to count for something. Don't get me wrong, the action is actually pretty damn good, it's just not my type of action. Certainly not the action I enjoy seeing from Jackie Chan, still...there's plenty of shootouts and chase sequences to satisfy even the most jaded action fan. Michelle Yeoh makes for a great addition as her chemistry with Jackie is noticeable right from the start, even if I watched the dubbed version. Michelle Yeoh is definitely the highlight of the film and she was incredibly game for the stunts. It isn't that bad of a fall, but she falls off the car during the car chase in one of the takes, you see this in the bloopers. It honestly isn't even that bad of a fall, but considering how bad it could've been if even the slightest bit went wrong, then she was certainly very lucky. Jackie almost fell off a moving train in the climactic sequence, another attempt by Jackie to kill himself. When he's also hanging from the helicopter ladder as the actual thing is flying high over Hong Kong. I'm sure there were safety measures taken, but it's still madness. This is one of those movies that should only be watched for the action, though the story will certainly entertain you with how cheesy it is. The dubbing kinda sucks as well, but that is to be expected. With that said, this is still a solid movie. Not even close to being the best movie Jackie's been involved in, but far from the worst. Still, a good watch if you have Netflix.
Parker M (au) wrote: 3.5 Stars out of 4 What amazes me about John Ford's She Wore A Yellow Ribbon is how it places John Wayne in a role you'd think he would have played in 1959. The glorious year of Rio Bravo. He is Captain Nathan Brittles of the US Cavalry. He is tired, old, his moustache mean and thick, and he wants out. But the Cavalry is in his blood so it draws him back in. The film is a story of a man's last-memorable trip through the desolate but gorgeous valleys of Arizona. It's a collage of nostalgia for Brittles. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon was Ford's second film of his US Cavalry trilogy, preceded by Fort Apache and followed by Rio Grande a year later. The cinematography is accomplished masterfully by Winton Hoch (of which he won the Academy Award). Hoch worked with indefatigable pleasure, but he grew angry at Ford when he forced him to shoot a scene in a lightning storm. It put the crew in danger, but great cinema cannot be conceived without some absurd risks. Ford arranges the action to Hoch's avail. Placing conversations and chases in long shot, the film embraces the allure and character of the Monument Valley in the Navajo over just the human characters. Ford envisions this film as a recollection for Brittle; a last beautiful memory as he departs from his service. She Wore A Yellow Ribbon does not capture the Western romanticism of, say, Ford's superior The Searchers, nor does it capture the essence of the female characters enough. This is a Wayne story once again and his transformation from a man of rigidness to vulnerability. "Don't say sorry", he blares, "it's a sign of weakness." Classic Wayne line. The film is contained with glorious action sequences, shot with tremendous energy and urgency. The Apaches of course are the antagonists and it seems Westerns just never want to get to know anything about them. Up until 1990 that is. But the ending confrontation with the Apache tribe will amaze you; how Ford has the gumption and courage to avoid a violent pay off and conclude with the compassion of an American saint. And who could forget that leitmotif song "She Wore A Yellow Ribbon" based on a song called "All Around My Hat" and is still used today in the marches. Ford's film here, therefore, is an emblem of the cavalry and the joy it carried. While you watch the movie, be sure to notice the ubiquitous puppy dogs who wander through each scene aimlessly, but represent the little things that should never go unnoticed in cinema. The final moments are odd and out of place, but can be summarized properly as a "little bit of business." The important remnants of She Wore A Yellow Ribbon is to never say 'Goodbye': Goodbye is a word we don't use in the cavalry.
Gabriel D (au) wrote: This is a sincere, complex film. 80 years on, I am surprised by how relatable it is.
Conrad T (us) wrote: Not bad yet not comparable to Chicago.
Sophie S (us) wrote: Nah.. they should have left it being a TV show.