Crouching Tiger, Concealed Dragon: Sword of Future (Chinese: 臥虎藏龍：青冥寶劍) is a 2016 American-Chinese martial arts movie directed by Yuen Woo-ping and published by John Fusco, based on the novel Iron Knight, Silver Vase by Du Lu Wang. It is also a sequel to the 2000 movie Crouching Tiger, Concealed Dragon. The movie stars Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh, Harry Shum, Jr., Jason Scott Lee, Roger Yuan, Woon Younger Park, Eugenia Yuan, JuJu Chan, Chris Pang, Veronica Ngo, Shuya Chang and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. The movie was introduced in Hong Kong on February eighteen, in China on February 19 and around the globe on Netflix outside China on February 26, 2016.
Following eighteen years of solitude, renowned warrior-maiden Shu Lien emerges from retirement and travels to Peking, where by the Green Destiny—the famous sword of her deceased love Li Mu Bai—is located. In the forest, Shu Lien’s carriage is attacked by various warriors from the West Lotus clan. As she fights them, a masked horseman will come to her assist, and with each other they defeat the attackers, revealing one’s identification to be a youthful gentleman termed Wei Fang.
At the tower of the West Lotus warlord Hades Dai, a youthful female named Snow Vase comes inquiring to sign up for his ranks. As Dai methods, she attracts a sword and attempts to destroy him, though he quickly fights her off, and she flees. As Wei Fang would make his way as a result of the forest, he is approached by a blind enchantress, who orders him to acquire her to Dai. She tells Dai that his excellent sword is surpassed by the Green Future, and prophesies that if he is to rule the Martial Entire world, he will have to attain the sword. Dai is reluctant to storm the dwelling of the emperor’s brother, but the enchantress tells him to send Wei Fang, as the boy and the sword are sure by future alone.
Shu Lien comes in Peking, and is taken to the home of Sir Te, a gentleman like a father to her, who has just lately died. Te’s son greets her and reveals that the Green Future is held on exhibit at the home, also recalling the unmentioned love between Li Mu Bai and Shu Lien. That night time as Wei Fang breaks into the home and attempts to steal the sword, Snow Vase appears and fights him. In the course of the fight, Snow Vase sees a birthmark on Wei Fang’s chest, which distracts her and allows him to escape. She phone calls for assist and Shu Lien comes and captures the boy. Snow Vase methods Shu Lien and asks her to train her in the Iron Way.
At a tavern, Meng Sizhao (recognised as Silent Wolf in the West), the horseman who arrived to Shu Lien’s assist, posts a warrant for warriors to sign up for him defending the Household of Te. Just one warrior presents his twenty swordsmen for a large cost, and attacks when rebuffed. Four warriors sign up for Silent Wolf in the fight, and he recruits them to his trigger: Flying Blade of Shantung Thunder Fist Chan, famed in Zhejiang Silver Dart Shi, famed in Fuzhou and Turtle Ma, famed in that tavern.
Shu Lien commences Snow Vase’s training. That night time, Silent Wolf and his warriors arrive at the Te compound. Shu Lien is shocked to see Silent Wolf, as he was assumed to have been killed by Hades Dai quite a few years before. He describes that he was in love with Shu Lien, but realized that Mu Bai was her genuine love, and experienced feigned his demise to look for a lifestyle of enlightenment in the mountains, as he realized that as very long as he was alive, Li Mu Bai would not have questioned Shu Lien for her hand.
Hades Dai rages that Wei Fang has failed in his raid, and sends his elite warrior, Mantis, to retrieve the sword. She comes with her raiding party, and Silver Dart Shi and Turtle Ma are killed in the assault. Snow Vase attempts to free of charge Wei Fang from his cage in the courtyard, but she is attacked by Mantis, and Wei Fang reveals the sword’s site. The blind enchantress fights Shu Lien in the sword chamber, killing Sir Te’s son when Shu Lien refuses to relinquish the sword.
As the inhabitants of the Household of Te mourn the reduction of their dearest companions, Snow Vase describes her link to Wei Fang’s previous. His birth mother was the famous swordswoman Han Mei. Even so, as a baby, he was swapped for the toddler Snow Vase by her mother, a concubine. Han Mei raised Snow Vase as her have daughter, but by no means stopped looking for her son. Finally locating him at West Lotus, she was mortally wounded by Hades Dai and, as she died, implored Snow Vase to obtain Wei Fang.
Knowing that Dai will send men and women to destroy Wei Fang, Snow Vase frees him, and is horrified to later on hear that he has stolen the sword. Silent Wolf tracks the boy down and they fight on a frozen lake. Wei Fang’s grasp, Iron Crow, comes and wounds Silent Wolf, allowing Wei Fang to escape and arrive at West Lotus. Wei Fang presents the sword to Hades Dai, but then attempts to destroy him with it to avenge his mother. Shu Lien and the others arrive and fight Dai’s army. Shu Lien fights the enchantress and kills her, making use of her expertise to see as a result of the witch’s illusions. Mantis kills Flying Blade and Thunder Fist, then fights Snow Vase, who defeats her but is poorly wounded. Silent Wolf fights Hades Dai on the tower, sooner or later killing the warlord with his have sword as he reaches for the Green Future.
Snow Vase survives her accidents, and joins Shu Lien, Silent Wolf and Wei Fang as they acquire the Green Future to the Wudang Mountains where by it will be held risk-free nevertheless once more.