Notable Cast: Jiang Wen, Ge You, Chow Yun-Fat
There has always been pride in watching odd films here at Blood Brothers, but there is something so distinctly unique and flabbergasting about "Let The Bullets Fly". A style and wit so subtle and bombarding at the same time that I was inclined to watch it twice...in a row. One thing is for certain and that is "Let The Bullets Fly" will not be for everyone. I stress this wholeheartedly, because this is a very strange film. I also stress that one should see it to believe it and not hold any disregards about the film. Let it embrace you with its quirky plot, lightning fast dialogue, and let the bullets fly a while.
The time is 1919. The place is South China. The country is in a state of growing pains as it transitions into a new age and the intelligent bandit leader Pocky Zhang (Jiang Wen) is looking to take advantage of that. When he derails the train of an upcoming governor Ma Bangde (Ge You), he takes him as a counselor in a plan to make himself the governor of Goose Town. When he gets to the small town though, he discovers that his intentions and style of making money go head to head with local mobster Master Huang (Chow Yun-Fat). Now they must play a game of violent chess against one another to see who will remain the king of Goose Town.
|Things could be worse...the train could be completely under water.|
|Chow Yun-Fat out of his usual quiet hero role as the villain of the film.|
|Unfortunately, his lower half is in a tree nearby (that's not a joke either).|
Written By Matt Reifschneider