Saturday, November 03, 2007

Lust, Caution (Chinese Foreign Drama 2007)

Well this was officially the first movie I've seen in a theater in this country. Luckily, it had English subtitles so some peeps out there at least recognize that a small portion of movie-goers can't fully understand Chinese.

This film was about intrigue and methodical planning. The main chick, Wei Tang, was an insanely good actor. Because there were so many silent facial scenes, she did an incredible job keeping up her "game face". I was impressed. The other people in the movie were all side dishes in comparison to her.

The plot was good, but very slow, like The Green Mile slow. I wanted to sleep so bad at some points, but not becasue it was boring, just becasue it took forever to move the story along. The ending was very anticlimactic, but I guess it goes hand-in-hand with Ang Lee's subtle art direction.

If you're into well done, slow-paced movies, then you might have the patience for this one. Most people I know would not be able to get through it though.
Rating - B