September 22, 2006
Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Ryan Dunn, Steve-O, hris Pontius, Preston Lacy, Dave England, Ehren McGhehey
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Screenwriter: Sean Cliver, Preston Lacy
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July 17, 2012 - 23:08
It's easy for me to say why I love HOFD and I will offer a theory about why you don't. One, it's just googreus. For a couple of years after it's release I swear I saw it in every electronics store as the picture display for HDTVs. Secondly, I love a classic tragic love triangle story and I found the story very affecting. The performances were very strong. I had my doubts about the blindness, too, but couldn't be sure. The behavior of Leo toward Xiao Mei in the early scenes seemed just a bit off, until we learn of their previous relationship and can see it in retrospect. And the action scenes are thrilling, for another reason (and I include the bean dance in that category). I think the problem you have with the movie may be in the way you saw it. This is a movie that demands the big screen and the big sound of a theater. There really is something about scale and immersion that affects the experience of film and a film like this one, so much about sensory and emotional experience, is fatally diminished on a computer monitor. You can sit at the edge of a pool and enjoy dangling your feet in the water, but it's nothing like the experience of diving in and feeling the rush of icy water around you.