Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
From the Daily Dot
If you liked Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, you will absolutely hate Sword of Destiny. It picks up decades after Yu Shu Lien's lover, Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-fat), died in her arms, but aside from an intro reminding us this is the same series, there's almost nothing that spiritually or tonally connects the two films. Where the original was impassioned and lyrical, its follow-up feels rushed, clunky, and surprisingly jokey. It's a stilted, strangely dull effort that rarely finds its dramatic footing or makes viewers care much about what's happening on-screen.