Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs

Heh. That was fun. I've just been to see John Woo's Hard Boiled. OK, so it still has no plot, but the sheer levels of choreographed violence from it is just overwhelmingly impressive, and it's such a relief not to have everything in CGI. If plotless action movies have to exist, they should be like this.

I do feel I'm missing a whole stylistic language of Hong Kong action movies; there seems to be a bunch of stereotypes, visual cues and idiom that comprise a semiotic whole that I only partially understand.

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