Here’s the first real trailer for Wong Kar Wai‘s martial arts biopic The Grandmasters. It’s a hell of a thing, with Tony Leung as the literal white hat hero facing down a courtyard full of adversaries as rain falls and water splashes in super slo-mo. It looks a bit like Wong Kar Wai shooting the ‘burly brawl’ from the second Matrix film. (Which itself was obviously a knockoff and amping-up of legions of other martial arts fights.)

The trailer is a bit dark, lacks subtitles, and may come off as exciting and beautiful, or murky and confusing, depending on your appetite for this sort of fight scene. Check it out below. Read More »