As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.
The trailer(s) that I watched for this movie are below:
Walking into this movie I wasn’t sure what to expect. The movie was given pretty poor reviews overall so I didn’t have high hopes. However I was actually surprised by this movie. This is a beautifully shot movie and the opening 30 minutes of the film is everything that you could want from it.
This is very much a Chinese style of film. Much closer in spirit to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon then a traditional American blockbuster. The movie has style that it never lets go. While the ending is a interesting battle scene, how we get there is a bit of a mystery that stops this film from being great. I feel like there is 15-20 minutes of film that was just cut out. Since there is a large jump in story that doesn’t make any sense. Maybe there will be a directors cut Blu-ray.
The trailer to the film doesn’t give away any story at all, just shows some of the action, but there is actually a lot of action that it doesn’t show at all, and thankfully none of the ending either. This is a decent popcorn film, but it was close to being much more.
(10/10 is a perfect rating)
7/10 – Movie Rating
10/10 – Trailer Rating: The trailer doesn’t give anything away about the plot of the movie. Also doesn’t show any of the climax of the film.