Film Preview: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

Page Revisions:

(December 13, 2015) Original
(February 21, 2016) New Trailer (#2)

Release Date:

February 26, 2016


From IMDb: “A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.”

Poster Rating: C-

Review: I almost forget what the poster looks like every time I try to remember it. That’s not a benefit.

Trailer Rating: C- / B-

Review: (#1) What you loved about the original seems to be woefully absent from its far-removed sequel. Sure, Michelle Yeoh is back, but she’s given too little to do and the action, while somewhat interesting, is ultimately unfulfilling.

(#2) After perhaps not feeling the prior trailer served the film and the fans of the original well, this second trailer does a much better job convincing those unimpressed with the prior effort that it might not be as bad as expected. Yeoh has a lot more to do, but the production still feels like it could be a bit of a disappointment.

Oscar Prospects:

The original film was a big Oscar contender and won a handful. This film is coming out far too long after the original and may not be nearly as impressive as the Ang Lee film was.

Trailer #1

Trailer #2


Poster #1

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