Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour. Daylight savings is oh-vah. The sun will come out earlier, but the days will get darker sooner. Hopefully the weather here in SoCal will begin to cool a bit so that it actually matches the season. It's a little over a month into fall and yet summer still lingers a little bit longer than it should. At this point, it has outstayed its welcome. Shoe-fly don't bother me and comeback in 2010.
This week's trailer
Directed by John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2, Face/Off)
StarringTony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Chang Chen, Hu Jun, Lin Chi-ling and Zhao Wei.
Synopsis via IMDB:
In Autumn of 208 AD, 100,000 peasants fled with their beloved leader Liu Bei from Cao Cao's million man army. With the aid of heroes like Zhao Yun (the subject of the new "Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon" film) and Zhang Fei, they escape across the Great River (Chinese 'Yangtze') to take refuge with Sun Quan, the leader of the south. As Cao Cao prepares his huge navy to invade southern China and destroy them both, geniuses like Zhuge Liang and Zhou Yu devise a grand strategy. They hope to destroy Cao Cao's 10,000 ships with fire upon the river, but must first trick Cao Cao into chaining his ships together, and then change the direction of China's famous and freezing North Wind. While these two struggle to put aside the rivalry between Liu Bei and Sun Quan's forces, they must hatch their legendary schemes before Cao Cao is ready. This synopsis is based on the events of the 600 year old story - "Romance of Three Kingdoms" - the favorite novel of over 1 billion Chinese people and the most famous novel in Asia.
I've enjoyed John Woo's work. He's done some great film over the years. So it's interesting that he's back with an epic film that's along the genre of Crouching Tiger and Hero. Well, basically a lot of well-crafted technically produced films coming from China. They've mastered the art of epic filmmaking, I tell ya. Mind sharing some of that budget with little me for my film, China? I don't need a lot.