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An Empress and the Warriors (2008)
"Jiang shan mei ren" (original title)

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After the death of her father, a woman is forced to take over as empress and fight to save her kingdom.

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Credited cast:
Kelly Chen ...
Yen Feier
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Duan Lan Quan
Xiaodong Guo ...
Wu Ba (as Guo Xiao Dong)
Zhenghai Kou ...
Teng Bochang (as Kou Zhen Hai)
Weihua Liu ...
King Yan (as Liu Wei Hua)
Shan Zhang ...
King Zhao (as Zhang Shan)
Zhi-Hui Chen ...
Diao Erbao
Jie Yan ...
Prince Zhao (as Yan Jie)
Bo Zhou ...
Ao Jia (as Zhou Bo)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bing Bo ...
Unnamed character (as Bo Bing)
Guoyi Chen ...
Yan's official (as Chen Guo Yi)
Kang Chen ...
Assassin (as Chen Kang)
Liang Chen ...
Unnamed character (as Chen Liang)
Li Min Deng ...
Yan's deputy (as Deng Li Min)
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Can a kingdom change its nature? Yan, one of the Ten Kingdoms, is constantly at war. Yan's emperor dies from a battle wound and a general's treachery. His successor is unclear: his daughter Feier, who would be the kingdom's first empress; his favorite, Xuehu, a warrior of noble heart but not noble blood; and, Hu Ba, the ambitious traitor. Xuehu is Feier's protector and teaches her how to be a warrior queen. Hu's followers plot her failure, first in a kidnapping plot, then in a coup. Feier is saved from the kidnap attempt by Duan Lanquan, an ingenious hermit with a shrouded past. He treats her wound and gives her a vision of a different kind of kingdom. Can his dream become hers? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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19 March 2008 (Hong Kong)  »

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Neither fish nor flesh
24 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

Or in other words, neither action movie, nor romantic comedy/drama! And don't get fooled by Donnie Yens name in the cast list. Yes he has his action scenes, but don't watch this movie, expecting him to be the lead role. He shares that with another actor. Of course the main spot/role is reserved for a woman.

Everything revolves around her (the Empress) and the movie starts off pretty good ... until it breaks up after the first act of the movie. The nice pace from the beginning is gone and we are treated to a sort of short-movie-in-the-movie. The sudden change doesn't feel right and it doesn't fit into the rest of the movie too. It's indecisiveness which genre it belongs to and a few other flaws really brings the movie down.


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