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Shanghai Knights

weather: partially sunny
outside: 8°C
mood: mellow
Husband Guy had to work two weekends in a row, so to make it up to me, we went to see a movie on a non-movie night.

Did I like it? Or did I not like it? Eeehhh, not sure... It's Jackie Chan. How can you not like Jackie Chan? I did laugh out loud at a lot of things - the sitting horse (I've never seen a horse do that!), the lemons, Singing in the Rain/Mary Poppins fight, the pillow fight and others. And I thought Queen Victoria looked rather familiar, it's Gemma Jones/Madame Pomfrey! =)

But I agree with what ntang said was just way too overloaded with pulp references of the time. It's very Forrest Gumpie. It wouldn't have been that bad if more of the references were clever sight references, like the Singing in the Rain fight, but most of them were dialogue which made it dumb. Jeezus, Roy, shut up with the Led Zeppelin thing already!!

A lot of my annoyance, though, has to do with the lack of attention paid to the Chinese stuff. It started with Shanghai Noon. You would think that Jackie Chan would know better than to refer to a Qing Dynasty princess as a "公主" (gong1 zhu3) - this one really gets me for some reason. Coupled with the fact that I think Lucy Liu's eyes are totally abnormal. Those are so not Chinese eyes. She _is_ Chinese, but those eyes border on deformity.

You would think he knows better than to have Lin traipsing around in the Forbidden City without the headdress and in a dress that has her big ass feet sticking out.

The Chinese don't care for diamond, anything that's as important to them as the Emperor's seal would be in jade.

And you'd have to be a pretty big moron to not be able to do a Magic Squares puzzle.

Artie didn't get nearly enough screen time to de-juice things =)

[All My Movies]


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bokane
Feb. 17th, 2003 12:59 pm (UTC)
Awesome, someone who's backing me up on how weird Lucy Liu looks.

I was irritated by a few things in the original (I've yet to see Knights), but let's face it, this stuff is the mental equivalent of potato chips. Just let it go.
bride
Feb. 17th, 2003 01:04 pm (UTC)
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I'll never understand how some guys think her eyes are sexy... >K6
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bride
Feb. 17th, 2003 02:38 pm (UTC)
No, it's not just you. She's very strange looking =P
astral
Feb. 17th, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC)
i like lucy liu! her eyes are...unusual :P
bride
Feb. 17th, 2003 05:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they're unusual alright =)

She looks okay in some pictures, but some look downright deformed.
mintygirl
Feb. 17th, 2003 07:38 pm (UTC)
Heh! I liked the sitting horsie too!

I never thought about Lucy Liu's eyes looking different. What do you mean they're not Chinese eyes? I'm not sure but I think she's entirely Chinese?

Big-ass feet Lin! Bwwwaaahahah! Yeah, would she even have been allowed to fight back then?
bride
Feb. 18th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
Re:
What do you mean they're not Chinese eyes? I'm not sure but I think she's entirely Chinese?

I'm not positive either, but her eyes at a much more severe angle than most Asians.
mintygirl
Feb. 18th, 2003 10:09 am (UTC)
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I now must go look at pictures of Lucy Liu. Oh dear.
bride
Feb. 18th, 2003 10:27 am (UTC)
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Heehee =)
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