Watching the newly released trailer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny I’ve suddenly reverted into 7-year-old me. I want to jump around on my parent’s bed and fight my brother with cardboard wrapping paper rolls and pretend they are swords, all while watching Jean-Claude Van Damme movies on VHS. And I’m not picky, I’ll take any Bruce Lee movie or any film from the Kickboxer franchise. The point is that after watching the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny I WANT TO SWORD FIGHT, GODDAMNIT. Now watch the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny trailer and you’ll see what I mean:
I don’t know what it is about martial arts movies that gets me all jacked up and ready to go. It’s not like I have this same physiological reaction from the sword fights on HBO’s Game of Thrones. But the second I start seeing people jump around my screens in a mix of martial arts, kung-fu, and sword fighting I get all revved up and ready to start bashing things or people with cardboard wrapping paper rolls.
This is probably why my parents would never buy me a real sword at the Medieval Fair growing up, nor would they indulge me when I’d want to buy one at the mall. That was smart of them because I’d definitely have cut myself or chopped something in our house in half if I was given free reign to use a sword.
Anyways, the highly anticipated sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is set to be released exclusively on Netflix on February 26th, 2015, and I’m about as stoked for this as I am any other Netflix release to date. If the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny trailer is any indication this is going to be one of their most critically acclaimed projects to date.