I saw Jet Li’s Fearless this weekend. It was a very enjoyable movie, even if it stuck to “the script” pretty closely. The script being that of a warrior’s arrogance, over compensation, failure, and finally, redemption. Based on a true story, the movie was good drama with moments of the mellow dramatic. There were scenes where Li wasn’t able to completely convey the character’s emotions, but he still held his own. The supporting cast was good, even great in some parts. (The Japanese actor who played Jet Li’s final challenger, Shido Nakamura, was most excellent) The martial arts were amazing and the cinematography was gorgeous. Although it moved slow in places, I really enjoyed Fearless.
It’s a shame that it’s Jet Li’s “last” martial arts movie. He is art in motion.