I’ve now watched my first Hong Kong John Woo movie, A Better Tomorrow. Overall, I’m impressed.
It’s about two mafia friends who get involved in a disastrous situation, after which one is crippled and the other serves three years in jail. The
John Woo is famous for his
I also appreciated the surprisingly tight plot. The plot wasn’t just an excuse to let guys shoot at each other; the movie has a lot to say about violence and the choices we make in our lives. Even the flashy
The acting is generally good, and Chow Yun Fat deserves an Emmy. He plays the cool assassin who’s crippled partway in, and he plays a wide range of emotion with complete truth. He’s driven to rage and desperation by all that’s happened to him, which makes him a wonderfully interesting character because he’s not a bad guy. Heck, he’s one of the “good guys,” until he’s consumed by his desire for revenge.
So, a good film, and definitely worth watching.
|Gret||Sounds interesting, I wouldn’t mind watching this at a GNO.|