龍門飛甲 (The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate) (Blu-ray release 2012-4-3) is the next 3D step in the genre of “wuxia” (swordsman) movies. I want to write a positive review for this latest ambitious movie from director Tsui Hark, but the best I can say is that I’m not impressed. For me, the CG sky and background looks interesting but I can’t say I like them. I’m always distracted by the really fake 3D CG weapons thrown at the audience in slow motion. I don’t see other reviewers sharing my view, so just ignore my opinion and watch this movie if you are a fan of wuxia movies.
Update: This movie got an award for visual effects. So perhaps I have an unrealistically high expectation for CG.