There's no doubt in my mind that Zhang Ziyi is the best thing to come out of asia since gunpowder. The girl can't even speak English but I'd gladly sit around and listen to her burst a blood vessel trying to say 'cat' or some shit. But as we all know, this website is not about articulation, it's about being hot, and thus today we inspect the hotness that is Ms. Zhang Ziyi: Super Cutie.
#3 - "Hu Li" in RUSH HOUR 2
The sequel to RUSH HOUR sees Detectives Lee and Carter head to Hong Kong for a relaxing vacation. Unfortunately, it's an action movie, so they get involved in a bunch of trouble with the triads and counterfeit money. Fortunately, Brett Ratner is directing so we got a ton of chicks, one of whom is Zhang Ziyi.
I know that it is a constantly perpetuated stereotype that Asians do Kung Fu but I don't care. It's hot when a girl can kick some ass. Especially when she looks like this chick does. Obviously by the end of the movie the whole thing goes the way of equally constantly perpetuated fantasy; that a comedic hero can always overcome a Kung Fu master, so long as he's fighting for good.
Which sucks, I would have loved to have seen her in RUSH HOUR 3. Especially instead of that bald chick.
#2 - "Jen Yu" in CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, teenage nobleman's daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life. Yep, that's our girl.
I'm gonna go straight out and say this: I think that this movie is way overrated. I think it's good, but I don't think that it is Oscar good. I much preferred watching HERO (which Zhang Ziyi was also in, but had a less sexy sex scene). That might be because I have no sense of cinematic worth, but hey, what're you gonna do?
My favourite part of this movie is when Zhang Ziyi screws the dude in his underground lair thing that looks like Cher's basement. I used to be under the impression that if you live in a dump, like you have candy wrappers on the floor or something, a chick won't even consider sleeping with you. Apparently not the case!
#1 - "Bai Ling" in 2046
The legendary Tony Leung plays a writer who womanises and then writes a weird story about a train that leaves for the year 2046 and is boarded by cyborgs or something. Zhang Ziyi plays one of the chicks (the hottest chick) that he womanises.
2046 is one of those rare times when you have absolutely no idea what the hell is happening or why, but you can't stop watching. One of the reasons for this was that Wong Kar Wai directs the shit out of this film, but the other is that Zhang Ziyi is smoking hot as usual, and unlike her other performances is pretty much gagging for sex the entire time.
Sometimes she has crazy Amy Winehouse hair, but for the most part she's looking at her all-time best. I'm not sure if it's a good or a bad thing that Tony Leung plays her the way he does. I don't think I would have the self-control.