Friday, 18 May 2007
Cannes 2007: Triangle
I like my Asian action cinema as much as the next fanboy and rate John Woo's The Killer and Hard-Boiled very high on my Best Action Movies ListTM. And so the idea of a trio Hong Kong filmmakers teaming up for one movie is something I've been cautiously looking forward to. The result, according to Variety's Derek Elley, appears to be a mixed bag. "Three Hong Kong cult helmers play pass-the-parcel in "Triangle," a seriocomic crimer by Tsui Hark, Ringo Lam and Johnnie To that's a diverting, sometimes head-scratching experiment that will mostly chime with Asian movie buffs rather than satisfy general auds as a single, homogenous pic. A continuous narrative that roughly falls into three segments, each strongly marked by its director's individual style, pic will garner fest and ancillary action on strength of the powerhouse lineup of names. But theatrical fortunes look more moderate compared with their solo works."