“A Better Tomorrow” (1986): The Godfather of Contemporary Shoot-Em-Ups
By Moxon Glosson
John Woo’s 1986 classic A Better Tomorrow has more influence than most realize on action films we enjoy today. This film was a gory, vengeful cult classic that staked the claim of an entire action genre – “heroic bloodshed” – that continues to influence international cinema to this day. It was the precursor to John Wick, many Tarantino films, the Matrix, etc., and its relentless pace, gleefully over-the-top violence, and ostentatious style established A Better Tomorrow as one of the best films from the Hong Kong action era.
Join me, fellow Eagles, as we explore the heart-pounding world of Hong Kong organized crime in John Woo and Cho Yun-Fat’s magnum opus.
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