The Killer (1989)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR –1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) Outstanding cinematography (running two scenes simultaneously back and forth)
2) Stylish gunfights with dual-Berettas and Mexican standoffs
3) The Church & white doves – John Woo trademarks
4) Gory bloodshed
5) Black business-suited henchmen
6) B-Grade movie touch
7) Chow-Yun Fat as the Anti-Hero assassin.
8) High influence on future directors like Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

 

CONS –
1) Casting Sally Yeh as Jennie

 

QUOTE –
“I always leave one bullet, either for myself or for my enemy.”

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC –1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –
1) Epic Story
2) The Green Destiny
3) The Comb War
4) Jade Fox
5) Zhang Ziyi as Jen Yu (her petulance)
6) Yuen Wo Ping’s action choreography

 

Cons –
-n/a-

 

Quote –
1)True strength is light as a feather.No assistance, no growth.No reaction, no explanation.No control, no desire. Give yourself up and find yourself again. Here’s a lesson for you on life.

2) Jade Fox: You know what poison is? An eight-year-old girl full of deceit. That’s poison!