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Three Kingdoms (2008)

San guo zhi jian long xie jia (original title)
His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andy Lau ... Zhao Zilong
Sammo Kam-Bo Hung ... Luo Ping-An
Maggie Q ... Cao Ying
Cunxin Pu Cunxin Pu ... Zhuge Liang
Andy On ... Deng Zhi
Rongguang Yu ... Han De
Hua Yueh ... Liu Bei
Lung Ti ... Guan Yu
Zhi-Hui Chen Zhi-Hui Chen ... Zhang Fei
Vanness Wu ... Guan Xing
Damian Lau ... Cao Cao
Haifeng Ding Haifeng Ding ... Zhang Bao
Hongbo Jiang ... Ruan
Hongtao Wang Hongtao Wang ... Huang Zhong
Menghe Wu Liji Menghe Wu Liji ... Ma Chao
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Storyline

His country torn asunder by civil war, Zhao Zilong, a common man heeds the call of duty and from the humblest of roots rises through the ranks on wings of courage and cunning to command an army charged with liberating the land from an evil warlord. Inspiring by action, honor and a dream of unifying his divided nation, Zhao Zilong's heroism becomes legend, but as the years pass and the throne changes hands the war still rages on. When a newly enthroned king decides peace can only be achieved by defeating the warlords once and for all, the aging Zhao Zilong embarks on his final and greatest campaign, a road to adventure that will crown his name in glory for all time. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody battle sequences | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

China | South Korea | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin

Release Date:

3 April 2008 (China) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

China

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Good enough if you don't have much to do
22 October 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

"Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon" is an action movie that uses some history to justify lots of fights, too many close-ups, and some hammy dialogue. It makes for ninety-odd minutes of average fun, but not much more.

The story is easy to follow: We have Andy Lau's Zilong, the unbeatable general, and... well, that's basically it. He goes around, has fights, looks like he's constipated (actually Lau's acting is good enough) and talks a lot. All of this with the fights between some kings (or emperors) for the unification of China as the background of the story. It will be easier to follow the story if you know a little bit of the hi-story. But it could be about anything, really, if it was for the plot. Paper thin.

But if there's not much plot, and the characterization and acting is just average, what makes the movie interesting? Well, the fights are acceptable, and you have your good share of them. And even if the dialogue falls into the cheesy type, all this bigger-than-life speeches make for a good time. And it looks the part.

Nothing amazing, but, as said in the title, good enough if you don't have much to do and are in for some action-history-fighting.


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