• Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

Release Date: 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

A martial arts master (Michelle Yeoh) assembles a band of fighters to protect a legendary sword from a warlord (Jason Scott Lee) and his clan.

Cast: Donnie Yen Ji-Dan, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum Jr., Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jason Scott Lee, Eugenia Yuan, Roger Yuan, Juju Chan

Director: Woo-Ping Yuen

Genres: Action , Martial arts , Adventure

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    James MarshScreen International

    Clocking in at just 96 minutes, Sword of Destiny feels heavily truncated, lacking in narrative substance. Scant characterisation and timid action choreography don’t help matters, while an over-reliance on simple sets and CGI landscapes mean Grant Major’s (The Lord of the Rings) production design lacks the resonance of the previous film. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth KerrThe Hollywood Reporter

    The emotional connective tissue that made Lee’s film so poetic, romantic, tragic and thrilling is missing here, reducing Sword of Destiny to a series of loosely related fight sequences and gauzy, overwrought flashbacks. show more

  • 56
    Tasha RobinsonThe Verge

    It's a little unfair to any sequel to use its predecessor as a yardstick rather than considering it on its own merit, but in this case, it's impossible to put the original movie aside. Not just because of the title, but because Sword Of Destiny mimics its predecessor in so many clear and frustrating ways. show more

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