Bruce who? Once you enter this Dragon, you'll quickly realize there are some serious new masters in town--and they can barely be bothered by piddling boys. Strong and solid women rule this adaptation of Du Lu Wang's myth, in which dutiful warriors Chow Yun-Fat and Michelle Yeoh embark on a quest to recover a stolen and cherished sword.
During their lengthy journey (they don't call it an epic for nothin') the two address their unrequited love and discover that the governor's daughter (the elegant Zhang Ziyi) is really a nimble flying ninja in cahoots with a nefarious witch. Then the ass-kicking begins. Choreographed by Yuen Woo-Ping (the Hong Kong fight guru behind The Matrix), the dazzling fight scenes are more like ballet compared to the usual cinematic chop-'em-ups. They're breathtaking, and equally so is director Ang Lee's ability to balance the film's sweeping fairy tale with the action, making Tiger as beautiful as it is dangerous.