House of Flying Daggers
What did I ever see in this movie? I own it. I think it may have been in my top 100 once even. But for the life of me I cannot figure out why. The DVD looks like absolute crap for starters. That combined with the cheap looking costumes make it look like a film made 70s! I tried to put that aside and settle in for what I imagined would be the "stuff" that made me enjoy the movie in the first place. I couldn't find it. The story and storytelling were nothing special, the action was very underwhelming, and the score had no personality at all. I had to turn it off after about 30 or 40 minutes. Yikes! I've revisited old favourites that have lost their shine before. That's nothing new. This was a complete reversal. What I find strangest is that this came out 2 years after Hero, and yet Hero looks better and holds up in all the ways I remember.