Bad Blood (Dennis Law, 2010)
This is a pretty crappy experience. The linear and predictable story bore you from beginning to end. The gimmicky characters are annoying, especially Bernice Liu’s with her sudden descent into absolute madness, as it simply isn’t justified. Add to that the decidedly “flashy” editing, which just feels low-grade, and you have an increasingly tedious film on your hands. Needless to say, I’m no longer in a hurry to catch up on Law’s last few films. The most important thing to note here is how much Jiang Lu-Xia looks like a young Yukari Ōshima (here’s an example), it’s actually a little eery. On top of that, her fights are pretty good, so chances are I’ll be checking out Coweb sometime soon.
March 27, 2010, 2:04pm Comments