Thursday, September 24, 2009

Movies That Definitely Don't Suck-- Red Cliff

It's the best movie you've never heard of. Directed by John Woo, this movie, unlike the watered down Western version, is a five and a half hour epic tale of the Battle of Red Cliffs during the end of Han Dynasty. I just got finished with part 1 and, oh man, I cannot wait to watch part 2.

Feudal China should be the setting for every movie. Every man is a fearless warrior and the penalty for breaking any law is always the death penalty. The battle scenes are INCREDIBLE. 30 minutes of Red Cliff makes the Battle of Thermopylae in 300 look like a catfight. General Guan Yu, pictured above, is the most unstoppable badass I have ever seen in any movie. Even in that low resolution photo, you can see how pissed off and awesome he is. Basically, he just rides around on a horse ruining everyone's shit with a spear and sword.

Here's a taste of Guan Yu and all his rage:

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