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Thanks to Clover Films Singapore, we had the privilege of attending the movie preview of, “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” and though Jacqueline might disagree with me, I totally enjoyed the movie.

Movie Plot of The Taking Of Tiger Mountain

“The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” is adapted from the famous Chinese novel, “Tracks in the Snowy Forest” by Qu Bo, and it is set during the civil war era of 1946 when ruthless bandits occupied north-eastern China and threatened the lives of civilians.

The most powerful bandit of all was Mountain Eagle [acted by Tony Leung Ka-fai], with an impenetrable fortress up in Tiger Mountain and armed with strong artillery. Unit 203 of the People’s Liberation Army [PLA], led by Shao [Lin Gengxin], was crossing the north-eastern region when they encountered Eagle’s men raiding a village. Shao decided to stay and fight against Eagle.

PLA Headquarters sent a skilled investigator Yang [Zhang Hanyu], who infiltrated Eagle’s gang as an undercover. The duo [Yang & Shao] was soon engaged in a battle of wits with the cold-blooded Eagle, deep inside the snowy forest.

Our Personal Opinion/Review of The Taking Of Tiger Mountain

To begin with, “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” is more likely to appeal to the gentlemen than the ladies. I personally like how the movie unfolded and to be honest, I would watch the movie a second time. Though certain scenes were rather over-exaggerated, “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” is truly an epic movie that will delight fans of war films. In fact, movie-goers may even find “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” to bear some resemblance to John Woo’s Red Cliff.

Though the “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” is a Chinese movie, it is rather universal because every men who have served in an army infantry unit would definitely appreciate this movie and be amazed by the wits of the soldiers in the battlefield.

Rated NC-16 for violence, “The Taking Of Tiger Mountain” is definitely not a movie for the young and with a running duration of 2 hours and 21 minutes, be sure to visit the washroom before heading to the theatre hall.

Movie Trailer of The Taking Of Tiger Mountain

Last weekend, Jacqueline and I were graciously invited by the folks from Dolby Asia and The Influencer Network to catch The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the Cathay Cineplex [JEM] and we had an enjoyable time watching the movie.

[Image Credits to The Hunger Games Official Website]

Our Personal Review/Opinion of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

For all the fans of The Hunger Games trilogy, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is truly a movie not to be missed. In fact, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is so good that we really wouldn’t mind watching it a second time.

Though there weren’t much action scenes but probably more conversations than the previous movies, we felt that it was perfectly alright as Director Francis Lawrence might probably want to build up the plot in preparation for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 in November 2015.

[Image Credits to The Hunger Games Official Website]

As we caught The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at the Cathay Digital Xtreme Theatre which features one of the largest Dolby Atmos installations in Singapore, we were expecting the sound to be realistic and multi-dimensional but those were quite evident in the Dolby Atmos show reels before the movie.

Short Video Clip Of How Dolby Atmos Works

However, having said that, we don’t deny the fact that some movie-goers might be able to notice the sound difference. As for us, we felt that the sound was crisp and clear. In certain scenes of the movie, the sound effects were pretty immersive and it made us feel like we were part of the movie.

If you are watching The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 at a Dolby Atmos Theatre, our recommendation is to go for the center seats in the middle of the theatre; this way, you will be well-positioned to receive the best sound experience.

Should you wish to replicate the Dolby Atmos movie experience, you will be pleased to know that it is also available for home theatre systems with the Onkyo Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers.

[Image Credits to Dolby Asia Facebook Page]

For more information about Dolby Atmos, do check out Dolby Asia’s Official Facebook Page.

Movie Plot of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Following her rescue from the devastating Quarter Quell, Katniss [Jennifer Lawrence] awakes in the complex beneath the supposedly destroyed District 13. Her home, District 12, has been reduced to rubble, and Peeta Mellark [Josh Hutcherson] is now the brainwashed captive of President Snow [Donald Sutherland]. At the same time, Katniss also learns about a secret rebellion spreading throughout all of Panem; a rebellion that will place her at the center of a plot to turn the tables on Snow.

Movie Trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1