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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.

Director:

Woo-Ping Yuen (as Wo-Ping Yuen)

Writers:

John Fusco (screenplay), Du Lu Wang (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donnie Yen ... Silent Wolf
Michelle Yeoh ... Yu Shu Lien
Harry Shum Jr. ... Wei Fang
Natasha Liu Bordizzo ... Snow Vase
Jason Scott Lee ... Hades Dai
Eugenia Yuan ... Blind Enchantress
Roger Yuan ... Iron Crow
JuJu Chan Szeto ... Silver Dart Shi (as JuJu Chan)
Chris Pang ... Flying Blade
Woon Young Park ... Thunder Fist
Darryl Quon ... Turtle Ma
Veronica Ngo ... Mantis (as Thanh Van Ngo)
Gary Young ... Te Junior
Andrew Stehlin ... Black Tiger
Trevor Sai Louie ... Guard Captain
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Storyline

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Yu Shu Lien: Honor, duty, excuses for bloodshed. That is why I left it behind, all those years ago.
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Connections

Follows Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

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 Láng Lang
Orchestrated by Anna Rice
Produced by Ichiro Suezawa
Courtesy of The Weinstein Company
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Very weak, brainless and heartless sequel.
27 February 2016 | by fjmsoftwareSee all my reviews

I definitely expected this to be weaker, more superficial and more action-obsessed than the original just judging by its trailer, but it was actually worse in many more ways than I had thought of.

First ugly thing that hits you is the ruined color gamut, with all colors squeezed into two narrow bands around red and green (like the "teal and orange" madness that has gripped Hollywood this past decade, but shifted to the side toward red and green). Why must you do this to our eyes, movie studios, why? What have we done to deserve this? What's next, having to buy premium versions of the movie just to get the rest of the color spectrum?

Next comes the complete lack of originality of whatever crumbs of a story there are in there, the entirely boring and soulless dialogue, the cardboard-thin characters that couldn't make you care about them if their lives depended on it, and ending with the mediocre fight scenes. The whole thing was centered around the fighting and they couldn't even get that part at the level of grace and artistry and impact of the fights in the original film.

And to top it all off, they reversed the languages and wrote the original dialogue in English and added Chinese as a dub. This isn't catastrophic - at least the dub is there so you can make the experience reasonably similar to the original -, but it's still somewhat annoying and a bad production choice.

This was a very poor use of Yeoh's potential. All in all, my favourite character ended up being the girl fighter from the villain's crew, who just did her job and did it well, without wasting our time with too much meaningless dialogue or with any other hopeless attempts at gaining a depth the screenwriters never gave her in the first place.


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Country:

China | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend See more »

Filming Locations:

New Zealand See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,659,039
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2.39 : 1
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