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Chi bi

John Woo China, 2008

Daniel Spiegel's rating of the film Red Cliff

This film seems to mirror Woo's difficulty maintaining a balance between Western and Eastern identities. For example, the orchestral music is consistently out of place and unsuitable; the clever banter between heroes reeks more of The Expendables than ancient warriors; and too much attention to clever graphics takes away from any sense of a clear story. Fun, but not fantastic.