Monday, August 8, 2011

Reign of Assassins/Jianyu (chinese movie)

Set in ancient China, Zeng Jing is a skilled assassin who finds herself in possession of a mystical Buddhist monk's remains. She begins a quest to return the remains to its rightful resting place, and thus places herself in mortal danger because a team of assassins is in a deadly pursuit to possess the remains which holds an ancient power-wielding secret.
oh. my. god. i really have died and gone to heaven. this was one of the best movies i've ever seen. i don't know what else to say. just that, you have got to watch this if you love action. phew man. this movie stars michelle yeoh as the assassin who tries to lead a normal life but is unable to after saving her husband, jung woo sung(a moment to remember) and herself from a gang during a bank robbery, attracting the attention of her former assassin gang.
the small romances, the angst, the fights, are all awesome. i don't want to write too much lest i give it all away but i definitely recommend it. i finally found the movie on youtube after searching so hard for it. it's complete and with english subtitles. enjoy!!!