Friday, January 23, 2009

Movie Reviews - January 23, 2009

Source: LoveHKFilm

Three reviews this week including the epic 2-part series Red Cliff by John Woo

Resident Evil: Degeneration

The wildly-successful Resident Evil franchise gets a CG film spinoff with Resident Evil: Degeneration, a mildly enjoyable, if otherwise inessential supplement to the overall series mythology. For diehard fans only.

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If You Are The One (China)

Smart and entertaining, if not exciting or romantic. If You Are The One ends oddly and is a bit too long, but it's better than most films of its genre. Feng Xiaogang continues his string of hits - which is fine, because his movies are usually good.

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Red Cliff and Red Cliff II (HK)

Worth the six month wait. Red Cliff II improves upon nearly everything in Red Cliff, offering better action, acting, emotions and entertainment. Easily the best movie John Woo has made in ten years. While that may sound like a backhanded compliment, the straight skinny is this: Red Cliff II is pretty damn good.

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