Poll

What's your favorite film by John Woo?

Countdown to Kung Fu/The Hand of Death
0 (0%)
Last Hurrah for Chivalry
0 (0%)
Heroes Shed No Tears
0 (0%)
A Better Tomorrow
0 (0%)
A Better Tomorrow II
1 (3.3%)
The Killer
10 (33.3%)
Once a Thief (1991)
0 (0%)
Hard Boiled
9 (30%)
Hard Target
0 (0%)
Broken Arrow
0 (0%)
Once a Thief (1996)
0 (0%)
Face/Off
4 (13.3%)
Blackjack
0 (0%)
Mission: Impossible II
2 (6.7%)
Windtalkers
0 (0%)
Hostage
0 (0%)
Paycheck
0 (0%)
Red Cliff
0 (0%)
Red Cliff II
1 (3.3%)
The Crossing
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
1 (3.3%)
don't like any
2 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 29

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Re: Directors Best Poll - John Woo
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2014, 05:19:30 PM »

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Re: Woo, John
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2015, 04:26:58 AM »
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Re: Woo, John
« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2016, 12:12:33 PM »
1. Broken Arrow (3)
2. Face/Off (3)
3. Mission: Impossible II (2.5)
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Re: Woo, John
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2016, 02:01:29 PM »
Face/Off
Broken Arrow
Mission: Impossible II
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Re: Woo, John
« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2022, 06:55:04 PM »
Last Hurrah for Chivalry is worth seeing if only for the fight scene with the Sleeping Wizard.
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Re: Woo, John
« Reply #35 on: January 31, 2022, 07:52:36 AM »
The Killer and Hard-Boiled introduced me to Woo.
His gun-fu style was inventive and exciting and Chow Yun Fat is a true movie star.
Asian dialogue never translates well into English - which makes his plots/dialogue seem clunky and cliched at times.
Their melodramatic flair and over the top sentimentality can be difficult for American audiences but I enjoy seeing the world through their eyes (at least Woo's artistic interpretation) and imagining the thought processes that went into it.
For that reason - Face/Off ranks high for me as well (an Asian interpretation of an American script) - plus all the scene-chewing goodness that Cage and Travolta brought to the screen playing each other was just pure fun.
Some of the groan worthy elements (Somewhere Over The Rainbow playing on headphones during a gunfight to calm a child)) were so out there that I had to just go with it - the experience just became fun instead of applying a critical eye.
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Re: Woo, John
« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2022, 01:07:57 PM »
A Better Tomorrow II, 45
M:I-2, 30
Face/Off, 25
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