I've seen some really good war movies. I've even seen some really good war movies that Asians made, namely Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War. This was nothing like that war movie I saw last year that brought me to my knees. Being a man of Chinese descent, I jumped at the thought of watching this movie, since it was about the struggle of my people during the Second World War. I was disappointed. While this movie would make good propaganda since it glorifies the Chinese Communists (who were arguably more useful in the Anti-Japanese War than the actual Chinese Army), it did not make much of a war movie. War movies are not supposed to have as much fluff as this one had. On the plus side, the battle scenes were downright brutal and the portrayal of General Zhu De was dead on. Sometimes, I have daydreamed playing Zhu De in a movie, since I am of Chinese descent. This portrayal was good, but otherwise, the movie will get a lukewarm review from me.
6/10. More of a propaganda film than a war film.
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