Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny2016
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)
Critic Consensus: Paling in comparison to its predecessor in every conceivable way, Sword of Destiny is a lazy sequel that never justifies its own cynical existence.
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as Yu Shu-Lien
as Te Junior
as Silent Wolf
as Hades Dai
as Iron Crow
as Blind Enchantress
as Snow Vase
as Thunder Fist
as Jen Yu/Yu Jiao Long
as Turtle Ma
as Flying Blade
as Young Li Mu Bai
as Black Tiger
Critic Reviews for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
The Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon sequel Sword of Destiny isn't as thoughtful as its predecessor, but its fight sequences will hold your attention.
By the climax, the action has been reduced to interminable sequences of people banging their swords together and occasionally being ejaculated into the air like digital snowflakes.
Sword Of Destiny suffers endlessly by comparison to Ang Lee's groundbreaking 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, for the comparative smallness of its vision, its visuals, and its budget.
This martial-arts mediocrity has airborne warriors aplenty but remains a dispiritingly leaden affair with its mechanical storytelling, purely functional action sequences and clunky English-language performances.
With all of the first film's startling beauty and emotional subtlety lost, even Sword of Destiny's established stars look uninspired in their roles.
Audience Reviews for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
Lackluster retread, yes. But I think I would watch a whole film of Michelle Yeoh simply thinking. Or changing her socks. Her scenes with Donnie hint at what this could've been.
Big shoes to fill and missing the brilliant Ang Lee behind the scenes. The first was a beautiful film with a very strong story, this one lacks a story and a strong visual force. I expected a strong sequel but felt the Weinsteins didn't invest in the story. Donnie Yen sounded great as the replacement lead character but we don't uncover much from his character. The fight scenes are impressive, as is the last confrontation. I would like another sequel to follow this one, exploring characters and focusing on the strengths of the first film. Being a belated sequel you can't help but feel slightly disappointed.
The solid script doesn't try to be a mere copy of Ang Lee's masterpiece (despite a few similar moments here and there), while the visuals are dazzling and the fighting scenes spectacular, although the excess of CGI kills some of the fun and the film ends in a lame last scene.