I had to park even further out than I did earlier. The crowd was even worse. Once I got in, I wandered down the correct wing and was greeting by a line. Now, I had left with the idea of getting there an hour early, which I did. The previous film hadn't let out yet, but there was already a line... So 45 minutes of waiting later, I finally got in. And I really didn't get that good of a seat, but I manage to score one row from the top of the stadium right in the middle. The next 30 minutes was watching people vainly trying to get a decent seat, since they had arrived so late. On my left was an older couple, and on my right was an elderly Chinese gentleman.
The movie was too incredible for words. Do yourself a favor, and kill whoever you have to go see it. Now. And I mean RIGHT NOW. Don't wait. Don't let anyone spoil it for you, just go see and enjoy!
I'll rant about the annoyances in and of movie theaters later, I'm still so pumped from the movie that I don't want to spoil the mood! It was interesting the few times I caught how the Chinese gentleman next to me was reacting, he was very quiet but he did mumble one character's name a few times in a certain spot... I was doing the same, hehe.
Anyway, the fight choreography was so impressive, I'm wondering why The Matrix wasn't more impressive. since Yuen Wu Ping did the choreography in that too. And now I want to go see Sense and Sensibility because I'm imagining Ang Lee's other works will be impressive as well.
So, go see it. And when you're there, just relax and enjoy the story, don't let anything interfere. Yes, it's in Chinese, yes there are white-only subtitles with no drop shadows, yeas there is obvious wire work, and yes it goes at its own pace. But if you can let yourself get involved with the movie, you will have a wonderful experience!