When Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon first hit the scene it changed the world. All manner of wire fu technology took Hollywood by storm and eventually led to a second boom of big budget kung fu flicks. After that trend died domestically and was relegated back to Asia, this sequel’s been slowly bringing itself back.
As part of Netflix’s attempts to take over the world with its original programming, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (formerly The Green Legend) is the long awaited sequel about returning actors Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen fighting over a mystical sword complete with the acrobatic fights we know and love.
The sequel releases on Netflix and some IMAX theaters (thanks to some chains openly fighting the service’s audacity to publish its own films) February 26th. Wonder what our own Hubes, who has a doctorate in kung fu, thinks of this.