Wednesday, 4 May 2011

The Lost Bladesman (关云长) (2011)

Donnie Yen is Asia's Steven Seagal, starring in B-films where he overpowers the opposition so handily, his dispensation of whoop-ass comes off as hardly heroic.

This historical revisionist take on the Three Kingdoms period employs sublime stunt casting, with Donnie Yen starring as general Guan Yu.

The historical revisionist gimmick: Guan Yu is a killing machine with a sense of integrity that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 4 May 2011.

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