Hooly dooley. Some of the most artistic and beautifully choreographed fight scenes of any movie I've seen. Wonderful scenery, good acting. Just beautiful. Shame they have to be quite so graphically violent, but hey, it's not unexpected in a movie with sword in the title.
Such a real, touching story and beautifully depicted - scenery and acting supurb.
Superb movie i had ever seen in my life
For its genre its good but not great. The actions sequences at the end were poorly directed.
The story was not quite logical, but that is neither here nor there, what matters are the fights.
In the first half the fights were well correographed, though lazily directed. In the second half both were lazy.
Another very good Korean movie. I usually do not watch too many eastern movies however this one is really good!
Perfect if you like the Crouching Tiger genre: plenty of fantasy martial arts and swordplay stunts, invincible warriors flying through the air, exploding bad guys, mystic forces, tragedy, scheming, plotting — you name it. The story is a touch disjointed (often the case with this genre) but it's all good fun just the same — and well put together. If you're expecting Ibsen or Shakespeare, forget it: this movie is about rowdy action — and as such, just the ticket!
In a word - daft! But the slo-mo and fight sequences are worthwhile but not the wire-work which is at the level of 'Crouching.. Hidden' - plain stupid.
What's not to like?
Hot ninja babes, sword techniques which cause your body to explode and an archer whose arrows cut people in half.
Maybe the sugary-sweet subplot and the hero channelling Slvester Stallone's hair cut in Rambo, might put you off.