Having seen the trailers, If given the last copy of Tokyo Tribe and Hudson Hawk and told I had to watch one and destroy the other or I’d lose an arm, it’d take me less than a second to cue up Hawk, having saved the planet from the crap-fest that (apparently) is Tribe. Then I’d demand a surgical strike to destroy Sono studios with a tactical nuclear device.
Frankly, the prospect of having to watch non-silent Ozu almost pushed me into Hudson Hawk’s arms. But anti voting being so damn lame, I will instead hug the movie I have been wanting to watch for a long time, Ipman… with next to no hope for it to be selected, snif.
I wish it were selected, because it is a film, and genre, in which I have much to say. And I would be curious to rewatch it now, having seen far more of the genre since I viewed it, and how I would comment on the plot and action in that perspective.
I have a feeling that the film would be elevated in some respects, and diminished in others. Because I am certain that, having seenmost early Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen’s other films since first viewing, that my take on the fight choreography would be different.
However moon is fantastic, and would not feel bad if it or Tokyo Story won.
Moon is one of my favourite sci-fi films and I’d be happy with Tokyo Story too. I only ever played the Amiga game of Hudson Hawk as a kid so… yeah. Wasn’t until years later I realised it was based on a movie.
Ip Man’s a great martial arts film, but I’m not sure I have all that much to say about it. I suppose some of us could discuss fight choreography, but it’s probably not going to be all that interesting for non-fans.
Honestly, as much as I don’t know that there’s necessarily a lot of deep discussion to be had about Tokyo Tribe (though I’d be happy to find out), I don’t think there’s much to be said at all about a lot of martial arts-centric movies. Ip Man could have some history to talk about in it, but I haven’t seen it so I can’t say whether that’s actually the case. And personally I’m kinda over martial arts sequences for the most part. I recognize the skill being brought to bear but I’ve seen enough to last me, y’know?
Whereas Tokyo Tribe…love it or hate it (and as I’ve said, I think most people will be in one camp or the other on that), it’s definitely not samey. Nor have you probably seen anything quite like it before. (Even Sono’s other movies are a different kind of crazy.)