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Yi dai zong shi (The Grandmaster) (2013) by Wong Kar Wai

Wow, this is one terrible mess of a movie. Good visuals and fight scenes, sure, but that’s the least one would expect in 2014 in that genre and from that director. Could it be one of those great films that got butchered in the editing room? It looks like that to me. A bunch of good scenes, truncated and pieced together badly + some stuff cruelly missing from the narrative. I’m just guessing here. All I know for sure is that I was bored senseless. And all that unnecessary slow-mo was nauseating. Oh, and some of the music was horribly sappy. Yuk. The biggest disappointment of 2014. 

[Seen @ Curzon Soho, London, Friday 5 December]