In 2010 the movie True Legend was released. I am a little shocked it took me 2 years to finally get to it, cause I really enjoyed it. Crazy fu, drunken style, sudo-sibling rivalry, what could be better. I have to be honest, this movie plays more like 2 shorter movies played in succession than one complete movie. However by the time you have finished the movie it will all make sense.
The 1992 movie Hard Boiled is a Hong Kong film by legendary director John Woo. If you love non-stop action movies this is one that can’t be missed! Chow Yun Fat is the star actor and he doesn’t disappoint as he shows us a million and one different ways to kill people. This movie is just nuts with action! Its got guns, grenades, machine guns, semi automatic weapons, bombs and explosions everywhere and every second.
Time for a confession; Battle Royale (aka Batoru rowaiaru) was the movie that really provoked my interest in Asian cinema. While I had watched many various Kung Fu/Samurai flicks it wasn’t until watching Battle Royale that I started appreciating all of the amazing cinematic art coming from Asia. I was trying to come up with a quick and easy summary of the story of Battle Royale, but it is best told by the movies website: “(Battle Royale) tells the story of a dystopic future in which each year, a randomly-selected 9th grade class is kidnapped and sent to a deserted island where they are equipped with weapons and are forced to kill each other until one survivor is left”. I have watched this movie at least a dozen times and I can’t express just how much I love this movie. It has been around a while (it premiered in December 2000) and there is even a Battle Royale 2.