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

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  19 March 2008 (Hong Kong)
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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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Action | Drama | Romance | War

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Rated R for some battle violence | See all certifications »

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A yan királysága  »

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Tries to do too much with too little
26 May 2009 | by (over there) – See all my reviews

Summary: It wants to be an epic, it wants to be an action movie, it wants to be a love story. It switches gears and does all three in mediocre fashion.

Positives: - great backdrops for some of the scenes - a far cry from the older Chinese movies where sets and scenes were an afterthought - battle scene was better than expected

Negatives: - the 3 part storyline was predictable and not all that exciting - the acting - see my message board post about the unintentionally hilarious climax - fake CGI rain looked really really fake

the scenery gives it a passing grade.


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