Let the Bullets Fly (2010)
August 3, 2022 4:34 AM - Subscribe

In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman. Streaming in select Netflix markets but also available in Amazon and Apple TV.

Yeah, that's Baze Malbus from Rogue One.

Yes, that's Chow Yun Fatt too.
posted by cendawanita (5 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Like Baahubali and The Fifth Element, i will never not want to talk about this movie.
posted by cendawanita at 4:35 AM on August 3, 2022

Thanks for recommending this, it was hilarious.
posted by Balna Watya at 5:58 AM on August 4, 2022

Yay, another fan!
posted by cendawanita at 6:53 AM on August 4, 2022

Jeez, this was over a decade ago? Where the hell does the time go?

In ANY case, this struck me as a very well done homage to all the 80's & 90's HK action flicks that helped usher Chow Yun Fat into stardom (especially in the West.)

I'd have to do a rewatch to catch them, but I'm 100% willing to bet that Wen Jiang threw all sorts of callbacks and Easter eggs for a variety of films from that era into this one.
posted by soundguy99 at 7:19 AM on August 4, 2022

He strikes me as a big fan of western cinema as well and that big Patton bit/homage/pastiche cracked me the hell up every time I watch it.
posted by cendawanita at 7:22 AM on August 4, 2022

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