Have you ever wondered why the Tang Dynasty was called the Tang Dynasty? Is it something to do with people wearing shoulder pads during those times? Is it something to do with an orange based beverage? Or is it something to do with this film Directed by Zhang
Yimou; and Starring: Andy Lau, Ziyi Zhang, and Takeshi Kaneshiro. It was made
in 2004, and lasts for 119-minutes.
House of Flying Daggers
Why are all the pretty girls so much trouble, huh? Take Mei (Ziyi Zhang) for instance. She is a beautiful blind girl who is living amidst the time of the Tang Dynasty. She's smart. She's a good dancer. She has a nice singing voice. Plus on top of that, she infiltrates an oriental brothel and picks a fight with Captain Leo (Andy Lau), so she can avenge the death of her father, who was once the leader of the splinter-group called 'The House of Flying Daggers'.
OK, so now that I have sung 'House of Flying Daggers' praise, plus spilled a bit of trivia into the proceedings as well, what next? The bad side of this movie? Err - well - to be honest with you, in my option, this movie does not have that much of a 'bad-side'. Granted, the theme music does sound a bit like the theme tune from 'The Godfather' films. And in places, the mannered and doe-eyed posses do make you want to slap the actors involved. But apart from those little grumbles - no - this is a smashing film to watch.