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

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A story of lost love, young love, a legendary sword and one last opportunity at redemption.

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Blind Enchantress
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Iron Crow
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Silver Dart Shi
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Turtle Ma
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Black Tiger
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Still mourning the death of Li Mu Bai, Yu Shu Lien returns to safeguard his sword, the Green Destiny. Hades Dai, an underground warlord, sends his lieutenants to steal the sword , with plans to dominate the martial world. A young mysterious swords-woman and the hero with a past, Silent Wolf , comes to Shu Lien's aid, together with a disparate band of warriors who still believe in the iron way of honor. Written by K H Boey

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The past returns with a vengeance.


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Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and brief partial nudity | See all certifications »

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26 February 2016 (USA)  »

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon II: The Green Destiny  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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In the beginning of the film, Shu Lien says that 18 years have passed since the passing of Li Mu Bai at the end of the first film. In reality it's been 16 years since the first film was released. See more »

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Yu Shu Lien: Honor, duty, excuses for bloodshed. That is why I left it behind, all those years ago.
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Follows Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

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If Only One Second Remains
Music by Shigeru Umebayashi
Lyrics by Anna Rice and Shigeru Umebayashi
Performed by CoCo Lee and Jam Hsiao
Featured piano soloist Lang Lang
Orchestrated by Anna Rice
Produced by Ichiro Suezawa
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
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A weak sequel with lots of forced plot elements...
13 March 2016 | by (the Edge of the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

Sword of Destiny (2016) tries to pick up several years after the events of Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000).

Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) holds again in her hands Li Mu Bai's legendary sword, known as the Green Destiny, and here is where the forced elements starting to emerge... A ferocious villain and his clan is after the sword. A conflicted young couple is needed to enrich the plot and to give a feel of Zhang Ziyi who is missing from the cast. A character who I wont spoil you who he is, played by Donnie Yen, and who has an unbelievable connection with the first movie. And of course the usual revenge sub-plots etc etc.

Unfortunately, the feel of the movie has nothing to do with Ang Lee's multi-awarded film. It feels like a generic wuxia movie. Too much cable-flying, most of it unnecessary if you ask me, uninspiring fights, over-processed and unnatural imagery... and the music, despite the reprize of Tan Dun's original theme from 2000, is not a perfect fit.

Overall: Yuen Woo-Ping, the grandmaster of kung-fu choreography makes a sub-par movie with CTHD2. You might want to check it out, out of curiosity if you liked the original more than 15 years ago. But honestly, despite the return of Michelle Yeoh don't expect much...


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