John Woo’s A Better Tomorrow Reminds Us That Our Best Days Lie Ahead

Chow Yun-fat in “A Better Tomorrow” (1986, Fortune Star Pictures)

No one directs action movies quite like John Woo. The people who dismiss him as simply a “BOOOOOM BAAAAAM BOOM PENG PENG BOOM BAM BAM BOOOOOOM PENG SBAAMM BOOOOOOM” director can’t appreciate the artistry and care that is brought on the table, that differentiates him from the hacks of the world like Olivier Megaton and Paul Greengrass who have been tarnishing action’s…