Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Corrected entry: When Jen start to run away, she arrives to a kind of restaurant. Two fighters speak to her in a very agressive way and challenge her. First she has the green destiny sword in one hand, later she cuts the fighter's arms but the sword now appears in her other hand.

Correction: Later? How much later? That's very vague AND it's a very quick motion, especially for an obvious master like her, to switch a sword from one hand to the other.


Corrected entry: At the end, when Jen goes to get some antidote, notice how she really had to hurry, but she took the time to change her clothes anyway... (01:46:00)

Correction: Jen states that the antidote takes a long time to make. While Madam Wu was making it, Jen would have had a chance to change.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jen remembers back to the desert where she first met Lo, when she is chasing him across the desert and they stop by the dried up water creek. They get off their horses and Lo gets a water bottle, drinks from it and passes it to Jen. She drinks from it and throws it back to which he catches it Jen attacks Lo. The camera angle changes to see them begin to roll down a sand dune but the water bottle has now disappeared. (00:56:00)

Correction: Lo drops the water bottle when Jen hits him.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jen and Lo are in the cave in the desert and Jen stabs Lo in the chest, the blood starts dripping down from about an inch above where he was actually stabbed. (01:04:00)

Correction: The needle casts a small shadow on the chest, as do the folds of Lo's clothing; the blood drips from the point of stabbing.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Jen is kicking everyone's butt in the restaurant, take a good look where she "supposedly" knocked out two men before having to confront the big bald guy on the stairs. Look to your right and you'll see that the guy never falls down but just backs up to where he thinks he's out of frame. You'll need the widescreen version to see it because it's cut off in pan & scan. (01:20:00)

Correction: This isn't a goof; he's backpeddling from her hit and then stops himself when he becomes distracted by the bald guy's sudden yelling. You can see him look up at the bald guy.

Corrected entry: When Jen and Lo are chasing each other in the desert, she is riding a white horse. When she rides up to the tribe, she is on a brown horse. After she kicks everyone's butt, she jumps back on her horse and it is white again.

Correction: Apparently not - depends on the light.

Corrected entry: In the final swordfight scene between Michelle Yeoh's character, Shu Lien, and Zhang Ziyihi's character, Jen, in Shu Lien's security headquarters, Shu Lien is swinging a heavy wooden stick that crushes everything it hits, including the floor tiles. However in a subsequent shot in the same scene shot from above none of the floor tiles are smashed.

Correction: The tiles are still broken, you have to look really closely at the tiles on the bottom of the screen and you see the hole in the floor.

Corrected entry: In the fight scene with all the weapons, Michelle Yeoh grabs a gold post (which causes blue sparks when it comes in contact with the green destiny). In the first few seconds with this weapon she misses and destroys a weapon stand. In the next shot, the weapon stand is intact. (01:25:50)

Correction: There are two stands. On the following shots you can see that next to the intact stand is the broken one.

Corrected entry: There is a scene in the film where the little Chinese girl beats the crap out of everyone in some kind of bar. She beats one of the guys up and he falls out of the balcony and breaks it. Then, a few minutes later, it shows a view of the bar from the outside and the balcony is completely intact.

Correction: If you look closely you can see that the intact balcony/fence is being painted - so we can assume some time has passed between the scenes and it has been fixed.

Continuity mistake: In the final scene in the cave, the protagonist walks under the rain and becomes wet. After the whole poisonous needle thing, the camera cuts back to her and she is completely dry. (01:41:15)

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Li Mu Bai: The things we touch have no permanence. My master would say: there is nothing we can hold onto in this world. Only by letting go can we truly possess what is real.

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Question: What is the significance of the very last shot? We see see Jen (Zhang Ziyi) flying into the clouds and then a mountain/forest shot, in which nothing happens, for about a second and then the credits roll.

Answer: It is an open question. Interpretation of the last scene is really left to the audience. But to those of you who completely missed the whole point of the jump, it refers to the "Legend of the Mountain" as told to Jen by Lo "Dark Cloud". He told her that if a person makes a wish and jumps from the mountain, the wish will be granted and, occasionally, the jumper's life will be spared. "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" is actually a fourth book in the series of five books. In the book, Jen survives the fall, but never returns to Lo, fearing her parents shame and prosecution. Popular opinion seems to be that Jen was in fact in love with Li Mu Bai and the jump was an attempt of escaping the live lover towards the dead one.

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