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There...I said it.
And now that we got that out the way, killing him off so soon in the film so Elizabeth Swan (yes...another "Swan") could take his place was fail beyond fail. And let's not even mention what was going on right before he did. How convenient was it to have Yun-Fat, a man who's been starring in films since Keira Knightley was playing with Barbies, lusting after her, being rejected, and then getting offed and forgotten immediately thereafter?
All this after his bad-ass intro* in which he showed - as Tagawa-sama would say - that Asian men have balls.
We all know the only woman in the main cast even remotely worthy of him was Tia Dalma. How hot would that have been? (Fics, please!) I'd gladly trade in both Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones for an unscarred, un-killed Sao Feng. Fuck...I was diggin' him even while he was scarred, steamin', and spittin' Tang Dynasty poetry. *shivers with delight* Can I get an "Amen"?
(By they way, I also dug the ass-kicking Gothic divas behind him and was PISSED when they were offed. What happened...did Keira Knightley's Skeletor-lookin' ass get jealous or something?)
The treatment of Sao Feng makes me wonder what the point of introducing him to the story in the first place was. The West triumphing over the East? 'Cause there's fantasy...and then there's reality.
*Sao Feng's intro, as interpreted by Moi: "That's right, motherfuckers; you better bow down. How the fuck you gon come up in my city, rob my temple, and then stand in front of me right the hell now talkin' that 'We don't know who he is' shit. Don't think I won't cut off every inch of them mediocre looks, ho. Say it again. Tell me one mo' time that you don't recognize this shady motherfucker. Say it again and see what happens."