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The Treasure Hunter (2009)

Ci ling (original title)
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A notorious international crime group chases after a young chivalrous man, his mentor's daughter, and a famous archaeologist, who possess a map leading to ancient treasure.

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In the northwest desert where countless dynasties have flourished and have perished , there would be a huge treasure rumored . A mysterious group of guards guarding the treasure map erupts into a fierce competition. A notorious international crime syndicate chasing the guards. Before she could jeopardize the safety card , giving him a watchman to the young knight Ciao Fei ( Jay Chou ) . Ciao Fei is forced however Ting card for life ( Lin Chi Ling ), the daughter of his mentor , to trade. Along with Hua Ding Bang ( a famous archaeologist ), he embarks on a dangerous journey to get possession of the card and so the ancient treasures to protect . Written by Jake Legend

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The Treasure Hunter is not so bad
26 January 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

Well, that is the truth. As it is directed by the guy behind Kung Fu Dunk, I am surprised that this is actually more entertaining than his previous movie. I did not really enjoy Kung Fu Dunk and I was disappointed at how some great ideas turned into a rushed plot movie. So after reading the horrible reviews of The Treasure Hunter, I lowered my expectations. I didn't catch it in cinema due to the reviews and instead I waited for the DVD which surprisingly came out quite fast. I rented it and prepared for the worst. But it turned out to be actually cheesy fun.

The story: Those who bluntly said that this is a rip-off of The Mummy and others are right. The director took the popular adventure movies and spun a story on his own which turns out not to be original. Though not original, I was still entertained by cheesy fight scenes and action-packed story. Now, the story is nothing much to mention and time of the story is weird. First, they are in the dessert and another scene shows them in a modern city. Unless they are jumpers, it is impossible but in a story. The story is a bit jumbled but the action covers it. The action (some are a bit sloppy) is not great by any means but it is entertaining. The acting is not that good. Jay Chou, I don't even know how he got into the movie with his one and only expression. Chiling Lin, the female main character, is a disappointment. Her acting is not bad in Red Cliff. But now, she creates some laughable expressions.

Overall: It is not a great movie even for a Chinese movie but it serves its purpose, to entertain. A lot of people hate this and call it the worst movie of 2009 but I don't think so. I enjoyed this better than Kung Fu Dunk, the movie where ideas become rushed and into junk.


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