sorry to be pessimestic and rain on the parade, but it looks like mainlanders and any
hk movie buff will most likely hate this movie also. just like the first garbage movie “hero”, zhang yimou manages to make another lemon. I havn’t seen it, i hoped it would be good, but since “Hero” got the same reviews, im guessing dagger’s not a success.
“In its second week of release, the negative reception to House of Flying Daggers (十面埋伏) is becoming a chorus of disapproval in the media and in Internet chatrooms in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In Beijing, film professor Su Mu (蘇牧) wrote an article slamming the film as “childish and ridiculous.”
“Most of the audience was laughing in the theater and this expressed the contempt of the audience toward Chinese filmmakers,” Su wrote. In Hong Kong well-known actor and director Michael Hui (許冠文) told Apple Daily (蘋果日報) that only one word could describe the movie ? “crap.” In Taiwan, a movie Web site concluded, “Basically you can treat this movie as a comedy and laugh about it. But then again, NT$250 is better spent on more meaningful things.””