Gone With the Bullets <一步之遥> will be opening on December 18, and it is expected that Jiang Wen‘s (姜文) 3D film will be a blockbuster. A follow-up to the record-breaking 2010 comedy Let the Bullets Fly <让子弹飞>, Gone With the Bullets takes place in 1920s Shanghai and centers around a beauty contest. The film stars Ge You (葛优), Shu Qi (舒淇), and Jiang Wen, who also co-wrote and directed the film.
Gone with the Bullets completed filming earlier this year and is currently wrapping up post-production in New York. Reportedly, Columbia Pictures organized an early unofficial screening of the film for many Hollywood insiders. Critics were very satisfied with the film’s direction, gave it an “A grade” and stated that it is the best Chinese film in 20 years. The quality of the film’s top-notch graphics impressed even film editors who are used to working on top Hollywood blockbusters.
The script of the film is also praised, with critics calling it witty, humorous, emotionally gratifying, and tender. A critic remarked that the Gone with the Bullets filled him with many satisfying emotions, feelings that he could only get when watching Quentin Tarantino’s films.
The film’s choreographer, Keith Young, praised the humorous yet touching storyline. “I just want to say – Jiang Wen, my brother, you are a talent! Please remember the line that was said in the film – ‘Today, we make history!’”
“Gone With the Bullets” Trailer
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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.