So I wanted to share with you all a story that didn’t make it into the podcast.
Back in the year 2000 I was 13 years old. These were prime, formative years in my movie watching career. I’m trying to remember why exactly everyone was so incredibly excited to see Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but it was the first martial arts epic movie that I can remember getting a wide release. I was at that age where I NEEDED to start picking out media that would signal to my peers that I was a subtitle-reading, foreign-film-digging renaissance teen. However, I hadn’t aged past the point that I mainly just wanted to see swords being whipped around.