No, that’s not the real title of this Netflix movie, but in fact this one has two. IMDB currently lists it as “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend“.
Maybe it’s actually Tenacious D‘s The Pick Of Destiny? Who knows? Who cares! It’s the sequel to a film which – and I know I’m probably alone in this – a film which was overblown and rather rubbish. People flying about like Superman, but brandishing swords.
Michelle Yeoh returns as Yu Shu Lien. There’s no Chow Yun Fat this time, but she’s joined by Donnie Yen (Ip Man 3), Jason Scott Lee (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story), Harry Shum Jr, Eugenia Yuan, Juju Chan, Chris Pang, Darryl Quon, Roger Yuan, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Shuya Chang (below)
The plot is just described as a story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption… and a lot of silly flying about, defying gravity. Seriously, I just do NOT get these sorts of films, but Netflix has seen fit to make a sequel.
Woo-Ping Yuen directs with a screenplay by John Fusco, based on the book by Du Lu Wang.
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny premieres on Netflix on February 26th 2016, and is also available in some IMAX cinemas, yet none of it was shot with IMAX cameras. It’s been shot with 4K and 6K cameras, so there’s still a lot of resolution to check out on a big screen.
Check out the trailer below and click on both pictures for the full-size image.
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