Friday, July 11, 2008

Red Cliff

This is the movie I saw yesterday when it opened:

It was, in one word, epic. Not perfect, but certainly epic... as the most expensive movie in Chinese history ($80 million), the effort was certainly there.

I couldn't help but feel some scenes were lost in translation, however. For instance, there was a live breech birth that sent the guy sitting in front of me nearly out of his seat with laughter. Strange. Personally, I could only grimace, as the scene reminded me a bit too much of the video "Miracle of Life," which I watched in 6th-hour freshman honors biology with Dr. Hampton. Live human birth. Miracle my ass.

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