Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame

November 16, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Posted in 2011 | Leave a comment

This was actually a reasonably enjoyable movie with a very silly name.  It is part of the genre of new Chinese kung-fu movies of which “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” is the most famous, but I think that “Hero” has been the best so far.  This movie is not in that class but it was fun, none-the-less.  It seemed to enjoy the absurdity of some scenes (as when the title character was kung-fuing a herd of rogue deer).  The special effects were as you’d expect for a film like this one and the story is a by-the-book noirish mystery.  Overall, it was not terribly imaginative and it lacked the stunning colors that make other films in this genre such spectacles.  However, as I said, it wasn’t a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.


Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: