12 September 2005, late evening
I attended the North American premiere of Tsui Hark’s latest film, Seven Swords earlier today. The film is an adaptation of a Chinese martial arts novel. In the movie, a group of seven swordsmen have to protect a town from bandits. (Sound familiar?) I found the film was a little bit disjoint at times. Sometimes the action and story move very quickly, and at other times things really drag out and move quite slow. That said, the fight sequences were incredible. The ending sword fights in the film are really impressive. If you like Tsui Hark’s other films, I don’t see why you wouldn’t enjoy this one as well.