Monday, December 06, 2004

It is possible to whip yourself into a frenzy of self-propogating hype, to such a degree that the actual item cannot possibly meet your expectations. Case-in-point: House of Flying Daggers.

After seeing the preview, and after much talking up from E, I COULD NOT WAIT to see this movie. You know like when your dog just knows that you're about to walk him, and he's spinning around in circles and panting in frantic anticipation? Well, yes, it was like that. My friend got ahold of a copy of the Chinese edit, with English subtitles, and I almost passed out, waiting for him to screen it on his ridiculously enormous sony wide-screen (affectionately named "Sonya").

The actual movie was good, but not as good it was in my head. But perhaps this was to be expected.

posted by m at 10:31 AM

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