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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
"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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