If it's crap ... We'll tell you
Jiang Wen is a bad-ass director.I am not lying about it.Let The Bullets Fly is my proof.The movie has topped the box office in mainland China and brought in some serious big money.Actually it has become the most talked movie among Chinese movie viewers.People can't stop picking on the political hints in the movie,which I found pretty tedious.It is true that Jiang Wen is very bold about his political stand and showed it in his works. If I am not wrong,he is quite against the whole communist ideology.That is why his 2000 movie Devils on the Doorstep (gui zi lai le) was banned to be screened nationally (I watched the movie but it is not really up for my taste.The movie has a strong taste of dark humor.It is too strong and even too heavy for my depressive mind to bear).
So back to Let The Bullets Fly,it is a movie that would make your mind explode.Throughout the whole movie all I could think of was...never doze off or I will miss out something great.There is always the fast pace accompanied by the sound of bullets flying.Then bang bang thump,somebody got hurt badly and dropped dead.And the dialogues are so clever and funny and no bullshits.There was one scene where a guy fled and the wheels of his carriage (which was loaded with silver ingots) ran over an active super dynamite.Instantly an explosion happened and the guy was buried in ingots.The leading character went over to check him out and managed to pushed away the metal bits on top of a head.The guy was half alive.He said his butts hurt.And the other guy replied, "you would be alright and your butts are fine.They are hanging up a tree over there." The camera panned to a tree behind and half a body in pants was hanging there rocking.That really cracked me up to tears.
Anyway,it is quite a fun movie to watch.
Set in China during the warring 1920s, notorious bandit chief Zhang(Starred by Jiang Wen) descends upon a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, an identity that he had hijacked from Old Tang(Starred by Ge You), himself a small-time impostor. Hell-bent on making a fast buck, Zhang soon meets his match in the tyrannical local gentry Huang(Starred by Chow Yun-Fat) as a deadly battle of wit and brutality ensues.
Official Site: www.emp.hk
HK Release Date: 13th January 2011
Genre: Action | Comedy
Cast: Carina Lau, Jun Hu, Chow Yun-Fat, Chen Kun, Jiang Wen, Ge You
Crew: Director (Jiang Wen), Producer (Albert Yeung, Ping Dong), Writers (Jiang Wen), Screenplay (Shitu Ma)
Move trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYqF_XBaEGM