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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Long-awaited martial arts sequel more brutal than original.

Movie PG-13 2016 100 minutes
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Missing the "wow" factor of the original's unprecedented mix of lyrical martial arts and epic romance, the sequel needed to be strikingly inventive and well-executed to be special; sadly, it's not. Relying on the same story, with a few twists, and adding some stock "quirky" characters doesn't help. Nor do the weak performances of some of the actors. Still, audiences will root for the strong female warriors, as well as the star-crossed lovers; and they'll boo the hissing evil villain on his quest for power. In his transition to director, Yuen Woo-Ping has created some eye-opening fight sequences, far rougher and bloodier than those he choreographed for the first movie. Because of the brutality, this film is best for mature teens.

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