Raining in the Mountain

Although it was not completely focused on the martial arts genre, this is one of the most well put together films King Hu has made so far, when referring to plot. Everything was cohesive, there weren’t over ten main characters, and it kept at a pace that continuously caught the audiences eye. One thing that stood out was when we were introduced to the two main people in charge. The entrance combined with the music emphasized its importance and actually felt like a more modern arrival of two powerful people meeting. Again, this film focuses on the attempted robbery of the temple; King Hu likes the criminal/mischief aspect apparently. We also get to see a bit of King Hu’s older sense of crude humor when it comes to the Abbott’s posse of women in the lake. To be honest, this film kept me watching from the beginning and had me entertained almost entirely throughout, unlike some of his earlier films.


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