It’s a thankless role for Harry Shum Jr in the Netflix exclusive Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny. As bad guy minion turned good guy Wei Fang, he spends most of the movie locked in a cage, held captive in the royal compound where heroine Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) has come to protect a sacred artefact.
He spends most of the time trying to bait Shu Lien’s young apprentice, Snow Vase (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), and it’s no real surprise how their relationship will develop, but it seems a shame to waste Shum’s talents.
The 34 year old does get to bust out some moves during the climactic battle, and although it’s Shum Jr’s first martial arts role, he’s been moving his whole career – primarily in the Step Up street dance movies and Glee on TV. He talked to Moviehole.net in Los Angeles about dancing, fighting and more.
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