Up 3,638 this week

Wang de cheng yan (2012)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 375 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 6 critic

The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2556 titles
created 17 Mar 2012
a list of 45 titles
created 20 Jul 2012
list image
a list of 378 titles
created 28 Dec 2012
list image
a list of 76 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
a list of 21 titles
created 5 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Wang de cheng yan" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Wang de cheng yan (2012)

Wang de cheng yan (2012) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wang de cheng yan.
6 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tai Chi Zero (2012)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Yang travels to Chen Village to learn a powerful form of Tai Chi. Though villagers are forbidden from teaching outsiders, Yang becomes their best hope for survival when a man arrives with a plan to build a railroad through the village.

Director: Stephen Fung
Stars: Hark-On Fung, Stephen Fung, Yuan Xiaochao
Tai Chi Hero (2012)
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Chinese steampunk martial arts blockbuster about the early years of Tai chi master Yang Luchan, the man who founded in the 19th century what has now become the most popular Tai Chi style in... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Fung
Stars: Daniel Wu, Qi Shu, Tony Leung Ka Fai
Triple Tap (2010)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Champion competitive marksman Ken comes across an armored van robbery. He sees a policeman held hostage and shoots and kills four of the robbers. One of the robbers escapes and the ... See full summary »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Louis Koo, Daniel Wu, Charlene Choi
Protégé (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Special agent Nick ( ) is deep undercover in the heart of Asia's lucrative crime trade as he plays protégé to one of the key players in the game... See full synopsis »

Director: Tung-Shing Yee
Stars: Andy Lau, Daniel Wu, Louis Koo


Credited cast:
Han Xin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jie Gao
Qi Li ...
Xiang Bo
Yulai Lu ...
Zi Ying
Yuan Nie
Dao Qi ...
Zhang Liang
Lan Qin ...
Lu Zhi
Yi Sha ...
Xiao He


The story of two warring generals (Liu Bang and Xiang Yu) fighting for control of China at the end of the Qin Dynasty.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Action | History


See all certifications »




Release Date:

29 November 2012 (China)  »

Also Known As:

Wang de cheng yan  »

Filming Locations:

Box Office


$12,000,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Go for it, despite the ratings
21 August 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A friend of mine suggested me this movie. So like what most of us do, I checked out the ratings and reviews in IMDb and Rottentomatoes. I must say I was not encouraged by what I read. But critics did accept that the movie had stunning visuals and gorgeous landscapes. So I spent two hours of my precious time to watch it, then another two hours to watch it again and I have no regrets. The flashbacks and flash forwards from the movie were still on my mind days after.

The story line is sometimes not linear, but it is easy to understand. The movie begins, with the dying Han Emperor Liu Bang being haunted in his dreams by his two mortal enemies, Han Xia and Xiang Yu. In a series of flashback the Liu Bang recollects the memories of how he turned from a ordinary villager, to a soldier and to an Emperor. As the movie progress you will find that Liu Bang is a very complicated person and might not find him likable at all, for his many shortcomings. Some critics pointed this out and argued that the central character(Liu Bang) is despicable, and hence erodes the movie. But I found it otherwise.

The movie will take you to the heart of the three main characters( Liu Bang, Han Xia and Xiang Yu). You will see, if you understand, why they do and what they do are out of very basic human emotions and instincts i.e love,fear, ambition, pride,glory and jealousy. These feelings are very clearly displayed by the characters in the movie. That it could have been any of them ,who would be king, had the circumstances been different or the decisions they had made been different. And also that fate of a person is sometimes sealed no matter what. This is why I really love the movie, though I may or may not like who wins in the end.

I think what the critics(western) don't understand is the enigmatic character of Xiang Yu, whose role and part they feel is a foolish and trivial one. I believe the movie actually tries to show him as a noble, wise and a tempered king. Normally display of humility and kindness, is viewed as weakness in the west, and this may be the reason why critics cannot find a place for Xiang Yu in the plot.

So yes, this is not your regular sword clashing, slashing movie. But this movie is and Epic of it's own kind.I recommend it strongly.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Wang de cheng yan (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: