Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Taking of Tiger Mountain 智取威虎山

Directed by Tsui Hark 徐克,based on the novel 
"Tracks in the Snowy Forest 林海雪原" 
By Qu Bo 曲波,

"The Taking of Tiger Mountain" is showing in the theatre now.

From the novel, it was then adapted into the famous belong opera, 
"The Taking of Tiger Mountain 智取威虎山"
That's where the title of the movies came from.

Lin Gengxin 林更新 and Zhang Hanyu 张涵予 protrays as the two main protagonists,
Yang Zi Rong杨子荣 & Shao Jian Bo 少剑波 respectively.

Like its chinese title, the story tells how the protagonists with an army of 30 men tried to take over Tiger Mountain where more than 300 bandits reside.
It's a battle of wisdom and strength over number and gunpower.

Being an epic action film directed by Tsui Hark, you won't be disappointed in his numerous explosions, gun & fighting scenes.
Watching his movies reminds me of Michael Bay, a lot.
Both who are famous for their epic action films naming him "chinese Michael Bay" in my mind.

Already breaking Chinese box offices.
"The Taking of Tiger Mountain 智取威虎山" is not a movie you should miss if you like wat & fighting films.

The film was shoot in  stereoscopic 3D
With stylize visual effects.
It might be really different watching it in 3D (from my imagination)
Briefly worked on a stereo film before and I can say it's not easy to work on one.
Lots of hard work indeed.
The way the bullets and explosions are done and edited, which they are done in a stylize artistic way makes the film different from other chinese epic action films.

Released since 8th January, go catch it!

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