Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

This Tsui Hark-directed film is a blend of Wuxia-style martial arts action and mystery story. It's pretty nice to look at, and has some creative action sequences, but it was just so confusing to follow, such a jumble of plot twists and random characters, that I just couldn't keep up. Maybe I'm too old, or maybe it was just a bad film. And more proof that if you call something a detective story I will go and see it.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. This can probably go without saying, but I have never even heard of this. Did you see it at the Kendall? I might wait to check it out, but this is really interesting.