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2NE1 - 'CRUSH' (Japanese MV)
genre: historic / martial arts
Epic battle scenes; some cool weapon play, nice period costume, well acted. Romantic angle was believable. There were some very emotionally motivated scenes that took me a little off guard in a good way.
As a whole, the movie was extremely enjoyable to watch. Initially I criticized the believability of Zhao Wei as Mulan but seeing her femininity and her capable battle prowess simultaneously really grew on me and I began to feel proud of her as a character.
In the cinematography department, Hua Mulan gave me very strong “Ip Man’ vibes; muted / drab earth tones with subtle accents (blue armor, crimson blood, etc) there was never a point where Hua Mulan became visually uninteresting, it was rather nice in a subdued way.
7/10 - it’s worth your time, would recommend to pretty much anyone who is into martial arts or epic battles.
Girl’s Generation - “Genie”