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Dr. Wai in the Scriptures with No Words (1996)
"Mao xian wang" (original title)

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A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

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A serial adventure writer with problems in his personal life lives out the adventures of his literary hero, King of Adventurers.

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Jet Li and the Screenplay without Verve
22 March 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Jet Li is a writer of pulpy Adventure novels with his alter ego acting as the main hero, while in real life he's trying to solve some serious relationship-issues with his girlfriend. Naturally the Adventure part taking place in a fictional scenario (and thankfully using up most of the movie's screen time) is the more entertaining one of those two story lines. Unfortunately plot-twists gradually become more random and ridiculous, so atmospheric visuals and fight-scenes remain as the only redeeming factor. Action focuses on effect and not so much on realism, Jet Li battling a Ninja-Squad is a blast, though. The "Indiana Jones"-feel is there, but without the suspense or energy. SFX are looking good and carry a certain trashy charm to them, while events in the real world stick to being a rather dull affair. Some good jokes here and there, but in the end there's nothing really to remember. Subtitles on the HK-DVD are of worst kind imaginably, they make no sense at all.


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