I think I’m going to start commenting on the movies I see.
Anyway, I saw the Legend of Drunken Master this past weekend. I liked it a lot. It’s pretty much Jackie Chan’s best movie. Just these incredible acrobatic fight scenes. It’s a great movie. I’ve seen it about 5 times now.
The interesting thing was, this release was Westernized. Like, they dubbed it into English, and changed the music and everything. It kind of made me angry, to be honest. Because, the composer was some white guy and he included all this Asian sounding music, that just emphasized the exotic feel. I don’t know, I’m just not into it when Asians are only seen as exotic or something to be laughed at, and part of the redubbed version gave me that feel.
I get especially annoyed when white people give their impressions of Asian culture. Like when white composers make “Asian” music. It just bothers me. Or Mulan. I heard in China, they didn’t like Mulan at all. It didn’t look Asian. So, they tried to make it Asian, but it was like the white impression of what Asian is, and that’s off. I don’t know, that annoys me, but maybe it’s just me.
But I’m digressing. I’ve only seen the movie on VCD and a tape copy of the laserdisc, but it really looked incredible on the big screen. Just, so much cleaner than what I’ve seen. It looked really great.
Anyway, I can’t get over how the music gave it such a different feel. I’m really hoping they’ll release it on DVD and include both versions. It would be interesting to see.
I also saw High Fidelity. It was OK. What I did like was John Cusack’s speech at the end. A really great speech.